Isabella Cueto

Intern, Summer 2017

Isabella Cueto is a rising senior at the University of Miami. She's majoring in journalism and theatre arts because she didn't like math enough to be a brain scientist and this was the second best option.

At the ripe age of 12, she started a terrible and gradually not-so-terrible fashion blog, and her love of writing has blossomed ever since. At UM, she has spent most of her time out of class making costumes for productions at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre and writing for the student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane. She will take over as editor-in-chief in the fall.

One time she had no plans for Valentine's Day so she reported on a crime instead and got a byline in the Miami Herald. She has also contributed to The New Tropic, Miami.com and The Medill Justice Project.

Isabella, like most young journalists, wants to be the next Woodward and/or Bernstein, but more ethnic. She loves deep dives into the human condition. She has a thing for spotting corruption. If left alone in a room with a dry erase marker, she's been known to cover every surface with brainstorm diagrams.

Read more of Isabella's work here.

Ways to Connect

Jennifer Palma / UM Communications

What did you do during the summers when you were a teenager? Did you play video games? Did you spend your time at the pool or beach? Or perhaps you favored the park?  For 17 local girls, this summer has been all about learning computer science. 

Most of these future coders are in high school, though some are younger. And about half of them are in foster care.  It was a sunny Thursday morning in July when they got to show off all they had learned in the six-week college readiness camp, four of which were focused on data and computational science. 

CubaOne

For a lot of first-generation Cuban-Americans, Cuba is almost a myth. Grandparents talk about it at family gatherings, always insisting the music, the beaches and even the sugar was better there.

Isabella Cueto / WLRN News

It wasn’t at a fancy Calle Ocho hangout or even at a Cuban restaurant that the ten travelers on Cuba One Foundation’s next voyage met. It was at the childhood home of poet Richard Blanco, one of the guides who will be leading the literary trip to Cuba alongside anthropologist and writer Ruth Baher.