Mariapia's portraitThank you for visiting my online portfolio. I am a bilingual multimedia journalist who is passionate about editing, reporting and telling how national and international issues affect local communities.

I am working as a bilingual associate editor at Maryknoll Magazine and Misioneros in New York. Prior to that, I was a reporter and photographer for The Tablet newspaper in Brooklyn. I also wrote stories and edited articles for publications like Nuestra Voz, Our Sunday Visitor, Sojourners Magazine and Before moving to New York, my job was to write and edit in English and Spanish for a weekly newspaper in Northern Virginia. Part of my job included covering local news, education and immigration. I spent the summer of 2013 editing and writing captions, headlines and news summaries as an intern at The New York Times’s Business Day copy desk as part of the Dow Jones News Fund program.

This is a portfolio of some of my best journalistic work. Feel free to check out some of my articles and multimedia samples.

My résumé page details my skills and experiences.



A criminal record and lack of skills prevents ex-offenders from getting hired.At Jericho, a Baltimore City-based program that helps former prisoners get into the workforce, counselors start with the basics — how to dress for an interview, write a resume, fill online job applications and prepare for interviews. (Video originally published with CNS story, Baltimore Program Provides Job support For Ex-prisoners Coming Home)

For more videos and graphics, check my multimedia page.


Rebuilding Livelihoods After Typhoon Haiyan (The Tablet) – A series of reports on the aftermath Super Typhoon Haiyan and the recovery process the people of the Philippines are still undergoing years after the typhoon devastated the region…. Read more.

Aid organizations need donations to fight food shortages in West Africa (Catholic News Service) – Millions of people in West Africa’s Sahel region face severe food shortages that could be catastrophic if international aid falls short in the coming weeks. “The crisis is already here. People are already starving in some parts of the region,” said Ryan Worms, Sahel communications officer for Caritas Internationalis in Rome… Read more.

Maryland Residents Double Up as Rents Climb  (Capital News Service) – Space is tight. Ali’s older sister crammed all her belongings into the room where she and her children, 6 and 4, have beds. Ali’s room used to be a small office. Sometimes, she said, she wishes for more privacy. But, like many other Marylanders, she’s found she cannot afford to pay rent on her own… Read more.

For more articles, check my writing samples page.

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