Anna-Catherine Brigida is a freelance journalist who has covered human rights, migration and security in Central America since 2015. After graduating from USC Annenberg in 2015, she moved to Guatemala to cover migration and later moved to El Salvador and then Honduras, where she is now based. She has also reported from Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, and Argentina. Her features and investigations have been published in The Washington Post, Thomson Reuters Foundation, National Geographic, and Foreign Policy, and have been supported by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF), Pulitzer Center, Solutions Journalism Network, ICFJ/Border Hub, and Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN). Brigida's work has been recognized by the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the National Press Club, One World Media Awards, and ICFJ. She was a 2021 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow reporting on mental health in El Salvador and Honduras. She is a 2022 Bruno Fellow for Coda Story. Since 2021, she has been a part-time member of the Global Voices and El Faro English newsrooms.