Isabella Gomez Sarmiento Isabella Gomez Sarmiento is a 2019 Kroc Fellow reporting for Goats and Soda, the National Desk and Weekend Edition.
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Isabella Gomez Sarmiento

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Isabella Gomez Sarmiento is a 2019 Kroc Fellow reporting for Goats and Soda, the National Desk and Weekend Edition. She joins NPR after graduating from Georgia State University with a B.A. in journalism, where her studies focused on the intersections of media and gender. Throughout her time at school, she wrote for outlets including Teen Vogue, CNN, Remezcla, She Shreds Magazine and more.

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Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena of Santiago, Chile; Simone Di Benedetto of Italy; and Shin Chai-mi of Daegu, South Korea share selfies from their homes. Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena/Kendall Galbreath/Shin Chai-mi hide caption

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Shakira onstage during her MTV Unplugged performance, recorded in New York in 1999 and released as a live album in early 2000. Ignacio Gurruchaga/Courtesy of Sony Music hide caption

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Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama stand next to their newly unveiled portraits during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Feb. 12, 2018. The portraits are set to go on a yearlong tour to five cities in June of 2021. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Obamas' Portraits Going On Tour Next Year

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The response to American Dirt hasn't kept the novel off bookshelves, but has sparked a conversation. Laura Bonilla Cal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'American Dirt': A Conversation About A Controversy

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Protester Connor Czora spoke out on behalf of transgender students at the 2020 Women's March in Washington, D.C. Isabella Gomez Sarmiento/NPR hide caption

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Women's March Draws A Smaller, But Passionate Crowd

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Volunteers paint a banner for the front of the demonstration. Organizers hosted the event to bring supporters together ahead of this year's Women's March, scheduled for Saturday. Isabella Gomez Sarmiento/NPR hide caption

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After Controversial Leaders Step Down, The Women's March Tries Again In 2020

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In a year of gloom and doom, disasters and disease, these are the sweet online moments from around the world that brightened up our days this year. Left to right: an aspiring singer in the Philippines; scrunchie cat; Venezuelan cooking lessons. Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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Photo highlights from our top stories: Inuit parenting teaches kids how to control anger; a fisherman holds up a fish caught in Lake Malawi, where transactional sex is part of the fish trade; the Dandora Landfill in Nairobi, Kenya. Johan Hallberg-Campbell for NPR; Julia Gunther; Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco / Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto hide caption

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A new study suggests that one service already in place in many food deserts could help make it easier to access fresh, healthy food: online grocery delivery. The finding lends support to expanding a pilot program that lets people use food stamp benefits to pay for those groceries. svetikd/Getty Images hide caption

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President Evo Morales at the inauguration of new buildings in a housing project in 2016. The Indigenous Aymara artist Roberto Mamani Mamani painted murals over a building facade. Marcelo Perez Del Carpio/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Carrying her baby in a pouch on her back, Susan Enoogoo, 39, hunts for ringed seal on the sea ice near Arctic Bay, Nunavut. Inuit mothers often carry their baby when hunting. If a seal surfaces, Enoogoo tries to snag it with the hook she's holding and drag it out of the water. Acacia Johnson for NPR hide caption

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