Jasmin Mara Lopez is a journalist and radio producer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born in Los Angeles with familial roots in México, her childhood was affected by issues experienced on both sides of the U.S.-México border. This instilled in her a strong passion for immigrant rights, youth empowerment, and social change.
Jasmin is also the founder and director of Project Luz, a program that brings audio and photo storytelling workshops to youth in marginalized communities. She recently received recognition for her documentary Deadly Divide: Migrant Death on the Border, and is a proud recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism Award, and the 2017 New Orleans Film Society Emerging Voices Mentorship program.
Jasmin is currently working on Silent Beauty, a new media project about her family’s history with child sexual abuse and their culture of silence.