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to make a change through storytelling.
Karina Zapata is an upper-year journalism student in Calgary, minoring in social innovation, with a passion to create space for the voices of marginalized communities. While she excels in socio-political reporting with a focus on minority communities and health issues, her work is dynamic and always passionate.
Karina is a strong advocate for the truth, in all forms. This doesn't only fuel her reporting work, but it is also the basis of her marketing and design experience.
Above all, Karina's mission is simple — to share seldom-told stories and get people to care enough about these issues to make a difference.
MOUNT ROYAL UNIVERSITY / 2016 - 2020
Bachelor of Communications — Journalism / Minor —Social Innovation (3.92 GPA)
Golden Key International Honour Society — High achieving students in the top 15% of their faculty
President's Honour Roll — Maintaining 3.75 GPA or higher while completing 24+ credits in a year
Dean's Honour Roll — Maintaining 3.50 GPA or higher while completing 12+ credits in a semester
INSTITUTE FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM / JAN 2019 - PRESENT
2020 Fellow, Investigative Reporter
THE REFLECTOR / JAN 2019 - PRESENT
Publishing Editor (Past: Layout Editor, Arts Editor)
FEMME HANDBOOK / APR 2018 - PRESENT
CALGARY JOURNAL / SEPT 2016 - PRESENT
SARJESA / MAY 2019 - SEPT 2020
CANADIAN CULTURAL MOSAIC FOUNDATION / SEPT 2018 - OCT 2019
Fashion & Race Relations Intern
NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE / JUNE 2019 - SEPT 2019
Development and Marketing Assistant
CBC NEWS / MAY 2018
recently published articles
BAD BLOOD PROJECT