Nicole Acevedo left San Juan, Puerto Rico, to attend the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She graduated in May with a B.A. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism and minored in Religion. She’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in Spanish-language journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, while interning at NPR’s Latino USA. In the past, Nicole has interned at MSNBC’s The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart in New York City, where she helped pitch, write and research stories. During her time there, she also collaborated with digital producers to handle the show’s social media accounts and website. Nicole has also worked alongside reporters at CNY Central in Syracuse, N.Y., and Telemundo 47 in Fort Lee, N.J. She has also published multimedia stories for NBC News Latino and msnbc.com. With her reporting, Nicole has shined a light on issues regarding the financial crisis in Puerto Rico. She was the only student to join other professional journalists for the May 2015 Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Seminar at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism to discuss the news coverage surrounding Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. Nicole wants to become an investigative journalist and eventually help establish her own media organization in her home country Puerto Rico.