Cecilia Nowell is a freelance reporter focused on gender, reproductive, and environmental justice stories in the Americas. Her writing has been published by New York Magazine, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Guardian, Elle, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and others. In 2022, she was recognized as a Livingston Award finalist in national reporting for her coverage of a California mother serving an 11-year prison sentence after a stillbirth. She has completed Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and her reporting has been supported by the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. She also accepts freelance fact-checking and research assignments, and her previous clients have included Bold Type Books, Insider, and The New York Times Licensing Group.

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, weaves 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.

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