Staff

S. Lynne Walker
President and Executive Director

S. Lynne Walker-Photo

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<br>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 million airline miles traveling to more than 60 countries and nearly all of the U.S. states in support of the Times newsroom. Read More

Patricia M. Smith
Treasurer

Patricia M. Smith<br>Treasurer

Patricia Smith is a licensed California CPA who has a tax practice in San Diego. She has been in the business as a sole-practitioner for over 30 years. Her medium-sized practice deals with personal, business, corporations, trusts, and nonprofit entities through tax preparations, consulting and representation before the IRS. Read More

Luis J. Jiménez
Web Developer

Luis J. Jiménez<br>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

Audrey Aguilar
Logistics Director, Symposiums

Audrey Aguilar<br>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 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read More

Denisse A. Tirado
Deputy Director, Symposiums

Denisse A. Tirado<br>Deputy 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 program. The camp, which is conducted in Spanish, is designed for motivated students who have demonstrated interest in science and desire to go to college, but they need support and motivation from educators. Read More

Susan White
Executive Editor

Susan White<br>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. Read More

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