Mission Statement

Open Americas (OA) is a platform for sharing content that engages with contemporary social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs. OA does not strictly adhere to any political or religious doctrine and encourages open, respectful debate and critical thought.


Alexia Rauen
Content Manager
M.A. Global Affairs at Rice University
B.A. Latin American Studies, Economics, Policy Studies at Rice University

Laura Schroeder
Communications & Strategic Partnership Manager
M.A. International Policy & Development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College

Madeline Asta
Development Manager
MSc Development Studies at the London School of Economics & Political Science
B.A. Global Studies and Economics
at University of California, Santa Barbara

Martina Guglielmone
M.A. Sociology at George Washington University
B.A. Political Science at Lynn University


Untitled design (3)

Pilar Espitia
Editor, Translator, Contributor
PhD Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics & M.A. Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Stony Brook University, B.A. Literature at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Maggie Wang
Editor, Contributor
B.A. Candidate, History & Economics, University of Oxford

Erika Quinteros
MA Political Communication and Governance at George Washington University
BA Industrial Engineering at Universidad Nacional José Faustino Sánchez Carrión


Project Syndicate produces and delivers original, high-quality commentaries to a global audience. Featuring exclusive contributions by prominent political leaders, policymakers, scholars, business leaders, and civic activists from around the world, we provide news media and their readers cutting-edge analysis and insight, regardless of ability to pay.

Latin America Bureau (LAB) is a publisher and platform for quality, independent news about Latin America, focusing on struggles for social and environmental justice and conveying the voices of frontline partners in the region.


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant – University of California, Santa Barbara – December 2017

Interested in joining our team or partnering with us? We are currently looking for talented translators, editors, regular contributors, and other partners. Please send inquiries and resumes to team@openamericas.org.
*Positions are for remote, unpaid work.

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