Julieta Pelcastre

Julieta Pelcastre

Logistics Director, Mexico Symposiums

Julieta Pelcastre is a Mexican journalist with more than 23 years of experience in investigative reporting. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications related to politics, migration, corruption, drug trafficking, security and defense, including Journalists for Transparency, 100 Reporters, Los Angeles Post-Examiner, Diálogo-America, Cox Newspapers, Mundo Hispánico and Ahora Sí.  For the past seven years she has been reporting on cooperative efforts between the United States and Latin American military.

Julieta also participated in 2018 as a panelist in courses organized by the Reyes Heroles Institute under the supervision of the National Electoral Institute of Mexico. Among the subjects covered were: political marketing and the evolution of social media; public image; and the media and its influence on the public agenda.

In addition, she headed the Organizing Committee of Conference of the International Network of Environmental Lawyers in Mexico City sponsored by the prestigious environmental law firm Vera & Asociados. The 2014 conference resulted in an ideal setting for the beginning of professional and commercial relationships among the more than 120 attendees.

She also collaborated in 2014 with the Institute of the Americas in San Diego, California, in the organization, execution and supervision of the first China-Americas Program congress in Mexico.

Julieta produced the documentary Mexico: Journalists Against Silence. And she was awarded the 2008 José Martí Silver Award for best article (in collaboration with Austin American-Statesman investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz) by the National Association of Hispanic Publications for a series of articles titled “From Atlanta to Mexico.”



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S. Lynne Walker-Photo

S. Lynne Walker
President and Executive Director

S. Lynne Walker is a Pulitzer Prize finalist whose reporting has taken her to Mexico, where she lived for almost 16 years and reported on political, economic, legal and social issues affecting U.S.-Mexico relations. Walker began her journalism career at the age of 18 when she got her first newspaper Read More
<strong>Walter Baranger</strong><br>Vice President

Walter Baranger
Vice President

Walter Baranger, former senior editor of news operations at The New York Times, joined InquireFirst as vice president in August 2017. Baranger has a deep understanding of the challenges facing journalists in Latin America and around the world. During his 27-year tenure at The Times, he logged more than 3 Read More
<strong>Luis J. Jimenez</strong><br>Web Developer

Luis J. Jimenez
Web Developer

Luis J. Jiménez is a photojournalist who is refocusing on web design and presenting news on multiple platforms. His experience ranges from covering Mexico’s armed Zapatista uprising to presidential elections to the tequila industry and Day of the Dead celebrations. Read More
<strong>Audrey Aguilar</strong> <br>Logistics Director, Symposiums

Audrey Aguilar
Logistics Director, Symposiums

Audrey Aguilar is an event planning specialist who serves as Logistics Director for Symposiums at InquireFirst. Since joining InquireFirst in 2016, Audrey has directed logistics for journalism workshops in Costa Rica, San Francisco, San Diego and at Stanford University. The workshops were attended by almost 300 journalists from more than Read More
Julieta Pelcastre

Julieta Pelcastre
Logistics Director, Mexico Symposiums

Julieta Pelcastre is a Mexican journalist with more than 23 years of experience in investigative reporting. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications related to politics, migration, corruption, drug trafficking, security and defense, including Journalists for Transparency, 100 Reporters, Los Angeles Post-Examiner, Diálogo-America, Cox Newspapers, Mundo Hispánico and Ahora Sí. Read More
Luisa Reyes

Luisa Reyes
Director, Science & Health Symposiums

Prior to joining InquireFirst, Luisa served as the Institute of the Americas’ STEM Programs Manager, following four years as a key contributor to the Institute’s Science & Innovation Summer Camp, co-founding a professional workshop for STEM Instructors and expanding its reach to Latin America. Read More
<strong>Denisse A. Tirado</strong> <br>Director, Symposiums

Denisse A. Tirado
Director, Symposiums

Before joining InquireFirst, Denisse A. Tirado was director of the Institute of the Americas Summer Camp on Science and Innovation. For six years, Denisse helped organize the camp for more than 200 students from 16 Latin American countries, the Caribbean and the U.S. who received scholarships to attend the two-week Read More