Carolina Cuellar


Carolina Cuellar reports for Texas Public Radio from McAllen, Texas, where she covers business and border issues. Her position is made possible by Report For America — a nonprofit, national program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on underreported issues.

A scientist-turned-journalist, Cuellar worked on the science desk at KQED for various science news outlets. Her work has appeared in The Mercury News and on ABC News and science sites such as Inside Science and Mongabay.

Cuellar was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and grew up in Stockton, California, after immigrating to the United States. The first-generation college graduate holds a master’s degree in science communication and a bachelor’s in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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