Isabella Gomez Sarmiento is an assistant producer with Weekend Edition.
She joined the team during the last rotation of her Kroc Fellowship in 2020 and never left. Since falling in love with radio, she's produced segments about vaccine outreach in Latino communities, the future of abortion access in a post-Roe landscape and the significance of a few classic albums on their 50th anniversaries. Gomez Sarmiento also coordinates Weekend Edition's music coverage and makes occasional appearances on Alt.Latino.
Before coming to NPR, she wrote about culture, gender, and immigration for outlets including Teen Vogue, CNN, Remezcla, and more. When she's not pitching homages to iconic cartoon characters, she can be found biking around Washington, D.C., or fawning over her cat, Ricky Ricardo.