Von Diaz is a New York-based journalist and multimedia producer. She focuses her reporting on Latino culture, immigration, LGBT issues, and food. Her work has been featured on Colorlines, PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, WNYC, and Feet in Two Worlds. She won an Ippie Award for her multimedia story on homeless, gay immigrant youth in New York.
She is currently a Production Assistant at StoryCorps. Previously, she was Editor of Feet in Two Worlds, which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. In addition to reporting she also dedicates her time to a number of youth empowerment causes, and is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Media Masters Alliance – a New York LGBTQA media literacy and mentorship program.
Von holds a dual M.A. in Journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Women’s Studies from Agnes Scott College. She was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico and grew up in Atlanta, GA.