Meet the 2021 Hortencia Zavala Scholarship Judges

The New England chapter of NAHJ is seeking applications from college students for the Hortencia Zavala Scholarship. The $2,000 scholarship will go to a Latina/o/x undergraduate or graduate student who is studying at a college or university in New England and pursuing a career in journalism. 

The deadline is Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at midnight. Please click on the link below for application form: bit.ly/NAHJNewEnglandscholarship 

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Steph Solís

Steph Solís is a bilingual journalist in Boston who covers government, politics, immigration and other topics affecting Massachusetts. She’s the digital editor of the Boston Business Journal and the Providence Business Journal.

Before BBJ, Steph worked at MassLive leading coverage of the Statehouse, breaking stories on the state’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The proud daughter of Colombian and Peruvian immigrants, Steph grew up in racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities in New Jersey and works to highlight these communities in her coverage.

She fell in love with Boston as a student at Boston University, where she studied journalism and American studies. After graduating in 2014, Steph worked for the Indianapolis Star, the Asbury Park Press and USA Today. She also has bylines in the Christian Science Monitor, the Bergen Record and other Gannett publications.

Twitter: @stephmsolis

Kevin G. Andrade

Kevin G. Andrade is a freelance journalist who has focused on issues of immigration and immigrant communities since 2011. He has reported from Arizona, Sonora, Baja California, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. His work, has appeared in written and video mediums and been published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and in outlets in four different countries. Outlets that have published his work include: The Boston Globe, GBH News, The Providence Journal, WCAI, The Yuma Sun, The Herald News of Fall River, The Standard-Times of New Bedford, and O Jornal: The Portuguese Journal. He was awarded the 2020 Metcalf Diversity in Journalism Award for his story, “Reunited at Last,” about a Guatemalan father and son separated during the 2019 Family Separation Crisis. He was also profiled by Portugal’s National Broadcaster RTP (Rádio e Televisão de Portugal) in 2019.

Twitter: @KevinGAndrade

Mónica Hernández

Monica Hernandez co-anchors WMUR’s 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts. She is proud to have been a part of the station’s Emmy award-winning breaking news and political coverage. 

Before joining WMUR, Monica was a reporter and fill-in anchor at television station WFAA in Dallas. While there, she was nominated for Emmy for her coverage of the homeless community.

Prior to her time in Dallas, she was a reporter at WWL-TV in New Orleans and WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi.

Her coverage of breaking news and key issues has also been recognized by the Associated Press and local organizations.

Originally from San Diego, she traded in her flip-flops for snow boots to attend the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. She fell in love with Madrid during a semester abroad there.

Monica loves animals, especially dogs. She has two rescue dogs, Dougie and Duncan.

Twitter: @monicawmur