Yessenia Funes is a New York-based Latina journalist. Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Yessenia’s about that hustle.
Some might call her naive, but Yessenia is looking to change the world. Her future goals lie in covering environmental justice throughout Latin America. Her parents grew up in El Salvador, eventually leaving when its civil war got too brutal in the ’80s. Thankfully, they made it to the United States, where Yessenia was born. She is bilingual though. (#yass!)
Yessenia thinks of herself as an undercover poet. She’s a bit of a noob, but it’s all good. Practice makes perfect.
Her two life philosophies? Keep it real, and it is what it is.