Rodríguez is a Senior Journalist-in-Residence at Emerson College. She teaches courses in reporting for broadcast TV and radio, the web, and print. Her Covering Immigration course always has a wait list. During her 20-year journalism career, Rodríguez specialized in race relations and cultural affairs at The Detroit News, wrote provocative columns on the intersection of culture and politics for The Denver Post, and covered immigration and demographics for The Boston Globe. Her first published story — about the plight of children in the Harlem neighborhood where she grew up — ran in the Village Voice when she was a junior at the City College of New York. Since then, the award-winning reporter has written for dozens of media outlets including The New York Times, Time, and ABCNews.com. Rodríguez has served on the board of Unity, Inc., and as vice president of The National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
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