Cecilia Nowell is a freelance reporter covering gender, reproductive health, LGBTQ issues, Indigenous communities, and Latin America. Her writing has been published by The Washington Post’s The Lily, The Nation, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and others. She is also an associate editor at Stranger’s Guide, a National Magazine Award-winning literary magazine, and a freelance fact-checker for Bold Type Books. She completed HEFAT training with the International Women’s Media Foundation in the fall of 2020.
Previously, Cecilia worked as a paralegal at an immigration law firm, where she handled green card, waiver, visa, and VAWA cases. She holds a bachelor’s in comparative literature and political science from Wellesley College and a master’s in journalism and international relations from New York University.
In her free time, Cecilia knits and spins yarn, practices yoga, and courts neighborhood cats. After nearly a decade on the East Coast, Cecilia is currently based back home in the Southwest.