Riane Roldan is a Miami native and a rising senior at Emerson College in Boston, where she is the news editor at the student newspaper, The Berkeley Beacon.
This summer, she looks forward to returning to her hometown and finally having some of her abuela’s pastelitos de guayaba. Always an avid reader, Riane is most content when she has herself, a book and an open space to let her imagination roam. After considering careers in Egyptology, professional tennis playing and law, she realized journalism would allow her to do all three (sort of). But it wasn’t until working at the student newspaper at Miami Dade College, The Reporter, that her passion for the penned-profession was truly solidified. Since then, she’s interned at The Medill Justice Project, transferred to Emerson College, and landed a spot at the New York Times Student Journalism Institute.
At WLRN, she looks forward to covering issues of identity, race and ethnicity, and social justice while telling the stories of the crazy, sunshine-filled city she calls home.