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Muriel Alarcón Luco is a Chilean journalist working as a freelance reporter and photographer from Santiago, Chile.

She studied Journalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Journalism School and holds a diploma in Creative Nonfiction from Universidad Alberto Hurtado and a master of arts degree, focused on science and health, from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


She works in academic research at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Journalism School and is a regular contributor for El Mercurio and La Segunda, two of Chile’s major newspapers. 

This last year, she was a fellow for the Global Migration Project at Columbia Journalism Investigations and reported on Latino communities in New York City as a grantee of Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Fundación Gabo. She also conducted storytelling workshops for a group of Latino community health workers from Bronx and Queens that are members of Grameen America program.


Her work has also been published in The New York TimesNew York Magazine's GrubStreet and Univisión.

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