Paola Santos

Paola Santos is a rising junior at Yale College majoring in Humanities and seeking a Multidisciplinary Human Rights certificate. Raised in Nicaragua and Southern California, diaspora storytelling is inextricably linked to her roots and her present. She hopes her background in creative writing and long-form journalism will inform her role in assisting the Dart Center’s Early Childhood Reporting Initiative. She is Executive Editor of The New Journal, a student magazine which tackles narrative-based and investigative journalism on Yale and New Haven and served as a copy editor for the Yale Daily News for two years. She has conducted legal research on lead poisoning in children in Los Angeles and the state of migrant reproductive rights amidst the climate crisis. She hopes to model after Dart’s fostering of careful reporting on trauma alongside a compassionate treatment of survivors, especially as seen in stories surrounding child migration, reproductive justice and caregivers’ rights. She is eager to aid the Dart Center’s Latin American division and work to bring Spanish-language resources to the Dart community. 

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