Sara Miller Llana
Sara Miller Llana has been based in Mexico City for The Christian Science Monitor since 2006. As the paper's Latin America Bureau Chief, she has reported from over a dozen countries in the region, covering presidential elections, constitutional reform, oil politics, indigenous rights,and everything else in-between. Among her most memorable assignments: traversing the Austral Highway in Chile's Patagonia, or writing one of the first cover stories for the Monitor's magazine from the Galapagos Islands. The most difficult? The aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010.
Her reporting has garnered two honorable mentions from the Overseas Press Club: one was a three-part series she co-authored on changes in Cuba post-Castro, and the other was a contribution from Panama on a larger package about questionable practices in the voluntary global carbon market. Sara learned Spanish in Spain, where she met her husband while on a Fulbright scholarship in 2001-2002. Prior to that, she did a masters in journalism at Columbia University and received a BA in history at the University of Michigan. Between the two she got her first job in journalism – at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.