Catalina Mejia '18

Catalina Mejia '18

Catalina Mejia '18

President

Catalina Mejia '18 is a passionate bilingual journalist with more than six years of experience in broadcast, digital and radio storytelling formats.

Mejia's work has been showcased through opportunities with the digital news initiative News Not Noise, Radio La Voz de Nevada: Decisión Latina, NBCUniversal and Telemundo in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, Facebook in New York, The World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, LuloFilms in Colombia, NTN24’s Poder Latino and Efecto Naím, the public relations firm Communications Shop, and the national publication HerCampus.

Her interviewees include former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and A-list celebrities Salma Hayek and Samuel L. Jackson, among others. 

As the board’s inaugural president, Mejia is excited to work alongside such a strong and diverse team to set the foundation for the Journalism Alumni Network. As an undergraduate student, Mejia was deeply involved on campus, serving as a student leader with the Society of Professional Journalists, Capital News Service, Student Entertainment Events (SEE), Phi Chi Theta, Terp Thon, Gamma Phi Beta, enTERPreneur and Maryland Images. She was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega for her academic achievements and extracurricular contributions. 

Given her commitment to paying it forward and interest in staying actively involved with the University of Maryland, her vision for the Journalism Alumni Network is to strengthen the relationship between Merrill College faculty, students and alumni in order to create an even deeper support system and sense of belonging beyond campus.

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