Luciana Perez-Uribe spent her childhood living by the Peruvian coast. She later moved to Ohio and then obtained a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in French from North Carolina State University in 2017.
From witnessing poverty and inequality in Peru and studying abroad and working in Belgium, to landing her first journalism research job at McClatchy, Perez-Uribe found her passion for storytelling and writing about a variety of people and communities. Her interests include researching government accountability and learning about practices to target news for underrepresented populations. Currently, she is a multiplatform journalism graduate student and a Howard Center Fellow at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. This summer, she looks forward to reporting with the Howard Center on the impact of coronavirus on the homeless population.