Staff

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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 job at The Honolulu Advertiser.  After graduating from the University of Hawaii Read more...

Walter Baranger
Vice President

Walter Baranger retired in January 2017 from The New York Times, where he most recently served as senior editor for news operations. During his 27-year tenure, he logged more than 3 million airline miles traveling to more than 60 countries and nearly all of the U.S. states in support of the Times's newsroom. Read more...

Susan White
Executive Editor

Susan White has edited or co-edited three Pulitzer Prize-winning projects at three different news organizations, working with a succession of talented reporters who are as obsessive as she is about accuracy and storytelling. Susan studied professional writing at the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism, where she learned about plot, narrative, dialogue Read more...

Nancy Wyld
Director of Business Operations

Nancy Wyld spent 17 years at the San Diego Union-Tribune, where she was operations manager for its 400-person newsroom. She handled budgets, contract negotiations and vendor relations. She also oversaw newsroom technology and was facilities manager for the Union-Tribune’s news bureaus. Prior to coming to San Diego she was production manager for a newspaper group on the east coast.              Read more... 

Luis J. Jiménez
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. His work has appeared in U.S. newspapers and magazines including The New York Times. Read more...

Audrey Aguilar
Logistics Director, Symposiums

is an event planning specialist who interned for the U.S Commercial Service in the U.S Consulate General in Tijuana, Mexico, assisting in commercial trade shows to identify potential import/export opportunities in Tijuana and San Diego.
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Denisse A. Fernández
Deputy Director, Symposiums

Denisse A. Fernández was the 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 program. Read more...