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Raquel Zaldivar

Raquel Zaldivar

Adjunct Lecturer

Raquel Zaldivar is a visual journalist at the Chicago Tribune where she shoots and edits photos and videos for both daily and long-term investigative and feature stories. She frequently collaborates with other visual journalists on staff to edit documentary-style video and curates of the Chicago Tribune Instagram account.

Prior to her work at the Tribune, Zaldivar's work was published with NPR, The Washington Post and The Atlantic, among other outlets. She has reported throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as Cuba, Germany and South Africa.


Zaldivar received her Master of Science from Medill in 2016, where she focused on video and audio documentary reporting. Before that, she attended the University of Miami School of Communication and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with concentrations in visual journalism and Spanish.