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Samanta (no “h”) Helou is a freelance multimedia journalist. She is currently a Fellow at USC pursuing an M.A. in Arts Journalism. She covers food, culture, music, and Latinx issues using video, text, audio, social media, and interactive elements.

Her work has been featured in publications such as LA Weekly, Culture Collide, and Ampersand among others. 

Samanta currently resides in Los Angeles by way of San Diego by way of Mexico City.

She has a passion for 35mm film photography. Her interests include travel, exploring cultural identity, feminism, and the way food informs our world.

You can contact her via email or probably find her dancing cumbia at La Cita. Viva la Vida!

Contact: Samantahelou@gmail.com

Instagram: @Sami_Helou

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanta-helou-9a725443