Evan Solis, a native Texan, is of Korean and Mexican American ancestry. After dropping out of his undergraduate studies, he worked for six years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a teacher, nonprofit coordinator, and radio journalist. In 2018, he returned to Texas and enrolled in the University of Texas as a journalism major. While completing his studies, he continued to work in Spanish-language radio journalism and as a researcher for the VOCES Oral History Center, focusing on Latino politics and issues related to immigration and race. Solis works at the Bronx Documentary Center as the assistant director of the center’s film fellowship, a year-long program that offers young New Yorkers support and mentorship in the creation of a documentary. Solis is a 2022 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Reporting Fellow.