Natelege Whaley

I am also a developer in training. Looking to use front-end web development platforms (HTML, CSS and Javascript) to take storytelling to the next level in the ever evolving digital era.

I also publish a website called, where young writers can contribute pieces on relationships, life and culture. I host an event series that gathers young adults to discuss those topics as well called The Kickback.

My weekly newsletter I provide more introspective thoughts:


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Bylines at,,, and (soon)

Elizabeth Aguilera

Broad range of print and radio experience:
– currently healthcare reporter at NPR-affiliate in Los Angeles
– immigration and demographics reporter at San Diego Union-Tribune
– business reporter, urban affairs and features reporter during seven years at the Denver Post
– business reporter at the Orange County Register

Highlights include: project on sex trafficking from Mexico to the U.S.; track immigration policy and report on political trends; coverage of the 2008 DNC; chronicled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; wrote about the effects of the Great Recession on families; feature stories about farmers and victims of HIV/AIDS in Cuba before the recent change in U.S. policy.

Award-winning reporter, loves a good story, easy to work with, meets deadlines, willing to go anywhere for storytelling and covering news.

Graduate of Pepperdine University and University of Southern California.

Member of IRE, NAHJ and JAWS.

Resume and references available.


Author of 2 memoirs: The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems (Shebooks) and Meeting Faith (W.W. Norton & Co.),
Co-editor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (The New Press)
Writer / Narrator / Subject of the PBS documentary My Journey Home,