Board Members

CUNAHJ 2016-2017 Board
President: Yemile Bucay
Vice President: Amanda L.P. Gomez
Secretary: Martín Echenique
Treasurer: Gabriela Milian
Chapter Liaison: Marcia Robiou
Social Media Coordinator: Emily Elena Dugdale and Belen Smole

Executive Bios:

Yemile Bucay is a full-time M.S. candidate at the Columbia Journalism School where she is studying long-form reporting. She grew up bi-nationally in Mexico City and San Antonio, TX and has also lived in France, Italy, and Jordan. Her main interests are migration, human rights, and women’s rights in Latin America and the Middle East. She received her B.A. in Humanities from Yale University. She’s conversant in seven languages and in her free time enjoys translating poetry and snooping in archives. Follow her on Twitter @ybucay.

Vice President:
Amanda L.P. Gomez, or “Gomez,” is a full-time M.S. candidate at the Columbia Journalism School. She has a B.A. in journalism and media studies from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Since graduating in 2013, she has covered business news for The Food Institute and She’s half Puerto Rican, half Venezuelan and grew up in Puerto Rico. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @alpgomez.



Martín Echenique is a Chilean journalist and photojournalist – currently pursuing a Master of Science at Columbia Journalism School – focusing on international reporting, social issues and long-form writing in English and Spanish. He studied Journalism and Social Communication as an undergrad in Chile’s capital city, Santiago, while also attending two semesters abroad at the University of Miami and at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in Spain. Martín has worked as a contributing writer and blogger for the international newsroom of Colombia’s largest newspaper, El Espectador; as a senior editor at In, one of Latin America’s largest travel publications; as a travel writer for Domingo, Chile’s oldest travel magazine owned by El Mercurio; and as a Communications Intern at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter at @martinechenique.

Gabriela Milian is a broadcast journalist who grew up in Reading, PA. While working towards her Bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in Journalism and Spanish, she worked for television networks such as Telemundo NY, NBC News, News 12 New Jersey, and CNN. Milian is currently working in the Investigative Unit at CBS News. She will continue her studies in broadcast, with a focus in business news, as a part-time M.S. candidate at the Columbia Journalism School. If Milian is not covering breaking stories she enjoys kayaking, traveling, blogging about her travels, and finding places to eat that were featured on the Food Network. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @newsgabtv.

Chapter Liaison:
Marcia Robiou is a civilian protection and human rights specialist. She has lived and worked in Myanmar, Thailand, Kenya, and most recently, South Sudan. Since graduating from NYU, she has either been investigating human rights violations or protecting those who are at high risk of abuse, particularly in war zones. She has worked as a research consultant for several documentary films, including two for Al Jazeera Witness. She is currently pursuing a master’s in investigative journalism. When she is not doing assignments, she is cooking, dancing poorly, or sleeping. Follow her on Twitter at @MarciaRobiou.

Social Media Coordinators:
Emily Elena Dugdale is a Colombian-American journalist and Toni Stabile M.S. candidate at the Columbia Journalism School. She was born in Cali, Colombia, and grew up in Seattle, WA. Most recently, she lived in Oakland, CA where she worked as a contributing writer for several local news sites in the San Francisco Bay Area including The San Francisco Bay Guardian and The San Francisco Public Press. She also worked in Medellin, Colombia at the English-language news site Colombia Reports. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Follow her on Twitter at @eedugdale.(

Belen Smole 
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