Ruxandra Guidi has been telling nonfiction stories for more than two decades. Her reporting for public radio, podcasts, magazines, and various other publications has taken her throughout the United States, the Caribbean, South and Central America, as well as Mexico and the U.S.-Mexico border region. 

After earning a Master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley in 2002, she assisted independent producers The Kitchen Sisters with their award-winning series Lost & Found Sound. She went on to work as a reporter, editor, and producer for Latino USA, The World, Fronteras Desk in San Diego-Tijuana, and KPCC Public Radio in Los Angeles. She’s worked extensively throughout Central and South America as a freelance foreign correspondent based in Bolivia (2007-2009) and in Ecuador (2014-2016).

Ruxandra is the president of the board of Homelands Productions, a journalism nonprofit cooperative founded in 1989, and a correspondent for the 50 year-old nonprofit magazine High Country News. She also serves on the board of El Tímpano, a local reporting lab amplifying the voices of Oakland’s Latino and Mayan immigrants. As a former assistant professor of practice and assistant director of the Bilingual Journalism Program at the University of Arizona’s School of Journalism, Ruxandra advised undergraduate and graduated students and taught audio storytelling, feature writing and freelancing for years.

Currently, she works independently as an editor and contributor to various podcasts and magazines, and is finishing her first novel. In 2018, she was awarded the Susan Tifft Fellowship for women in documentary and journalism by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and in 2023, she became a Soros Equality Fellow. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with the BBC World Service, The World, NPR, Marketplace, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Orion, The Walrus, Guernica, High Country News, The New York Times, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Atlantic, among others. She’s a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and is currently based in Tucson, Arizona. 

She is at work on her first novel, CALLE COLÓN #15, about a young girl facing her family’s colonial legacy in the form of ghosts, class conflict, crumbling houses, and decaying traditions, for fans of Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Zoraida Córdova. It will be on offer soon.

Ruxandra is represented by Amanda Orozco. 

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