Eileen Truax

Eileen Truax

HEARTLAND FELLOW

Eileen is an award-winning journalist with over 18 years experience in Mexico and the United States. Born in Mexico City, Eileen moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and joined La Opinión, a daily Spanish-language newspaper, as an immigration and Mexican communities reporter. In 2010 she was promoted to online information editor for Impremedia. Currently, she writes a weekly column, “Si Muero Lejos de Ti,” for Huffington Post Voces, contributes to several Spanish-language publications and serves as Los Angeles correspondent for Gatopardo Magazine. Her first book, “Dreamers,” about undocumented students in the United States, was published in 2013.

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