Lisette Arévalo Gross


Lisette Arévalo Gross is an Ecuadorian journalist based in Quito, Ecuador. She is a producer and reporter for Radio Ambulante, a podcast distributed on NPR that tells stories from Latin America. Her work has focused on gender violence, women and girls’ rights, LGBTIQ+ rights, and sexual and reproductive rights. In 2022, Arévalo was a finalist in the best documentary category for the Third Coast Festival/ Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, with Radio Ambulante’s episode “Lorena, my mom and I.” She was also a finalist for 2020’s Premio Roche de Periodismo en Salud with her Radio Ambulante episode about Ecuadorian women’s fight for access to safe abortion. In 2018 she graduated from Columbia University, where she received a master’s degree and was a fellow at the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. Her work has appeared in El Hilo, Voces Silenciadas, GK, La Periódica, Manifiesta Ecuador, and Chicas Poderosas Ecuador.