NAHJ DC is pleased to announce our Spring 2017 Charlie Ericksen Journalism Supplement winner Aida Chavez. We had a highly competitive pool of applicants this semester and were very impressed with Aida’s trajectory in journalism and passion. She will receive a supplement worth $500 to be placed on a Metro SmarTrip card and pay for her NAHJ membership. She will also be matched with a mentor who works as a journalist in the DC area.
Aida Chavez, Intern at The Hill
Aida Chavez is a political reporter based in Washington D.C. A junior with senior standing, she will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in political science from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in Spring 2017.
After getting a position reporting for Cronkite News, the news division of Arizona PBS in Washington D.C., she fell in love with the city and craft. This semester she began interning for The Hill newspaper, or thehill.com, and finishing the rest of her two degrees online. Though she has only been working as a journalist for 7 months, she was named one of the “15 Top Young Latinas in American Newsrooms” by the Huffington Post.
Additionally, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and a first generation American. Aida speaks English, Spanish, French, and studied Arabic for a couple of years. She gravitates toward reporting on diverse communities and is most proud of the stories she has written on immigration, but would also like to pursue more complex, investigative pieces.