Elizabeth Aguilera is a reporter at the San Diego Union-Tribune where she covers immigration and demographics and also writes about the economy and its impact on families.
Throughout her career Aguilera has written about the devastating effects of natural disasters, living with HIV/AIDS in Cuba, the victims of 9/11 and families in crisis. She was a finalist in 2005 for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Aguilera joined the Union-Tribune staff in 2010 after a one-year Annenberg Fellowship at the University of Southern California in Specialized Journalism where she focused on urbanization, culture and immigration. In 2010, she was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow and toured Europe to exchange ideas and learn about transatlantic issues, with a focus on migration and culture, through the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She spent seven years in Colorado writing for The Denver Post and previously reported for the Orange County Register and Long Beach Press-Telegram. Aguilera is a lifetime member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Her work has been recognized by the Colorado Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Orange County Press Club. A native of Los Angeles, she is a graduate of Pepperdine University and the University of Southern California.