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Samanta (no “h”) Helou Hernandez is a freelance multimedia journalist.  She covers food, culture, music, and Latinx issues using video, text, audio, and interactive elements to drive her narratives.

Her work has been featured in publications such as LA Weekly, Mitú, and Remezcla among others. 

She was recently an Annenberg Fellow at USC where she received her M.A. in Arts Journalism.

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, intersectional 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