Meet the Executive Board
Monica Castillo – Region 2 Director
Monica Castillo is a writer and critic based in New York City. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Village Voice, RogerEbert.com, Remezcla, NPR, The Guardian, Variety, Vanity Fair and The Boston Globe. She completed her master’s at the University of Southern California as the school’s first film critic fellow.
Keldy Ortiz – President
Keldy Ortiz is a reporter for The Record and NorthJersey.com in New Jersey. Previously, he worked at the New York Daily News covering all the mayhem there. A graduate of Queens College and Columbia University, the native New Yorker has worked as a reporter in Oregon, Texas and Connecticut.
*Vice president position is vacant*
Deyanira Martinez – Treasurer
Deyanira Martinez is a freelance bilingual journalist, author and entrepreneur. She is also the CEO and founder of DeyaMedia Corp, a content and media agency as well as a TV host. She is the author of the book: El Arte de Atreverse and co-author of Today’s inspired Latina. Deyanira works in advertising and is the Co-chair of the New York Times Latino ERG Group.
Deyanira Martinez holds a degree in journalism from the Universidad Central del Este and a degree in Business Administration from Queens College – The University of the City of New York.
Nathalie Nieves – Secretary
Nathalie Nieves works at CBS News as an AP Assignment Editor for the National Desk. In this position, she oversees breaking news stories and editorial coverage. She gathers stories that are topical, shocking or heartwarming and curates a news note that is read by over 1,000 CBS employees.
Before joining CBS News, Nathalie worked as Senior News Assistant with The New York Times bureau in Washington DC. There she pitched, produced and shot over 30 Facebook Live videos that ranged from sit down interviews with celebrities Gloria Gaynor to covering DACA rallies and protests held across DC. She also ran the New York Times Politics twitter account and Facebook page, crafting social media language closely with reporters in order to capture the essence of a story while caring to the Twitter audience.
Past Executive Boards
2018 – 2019
Monica Castillo – President
Keldy Ortiz – Vice President
Amanda Aracena – Treasurer
Talia Medina – Secretary