Esmeralda Fabián Romero is a bilingual journalist who has been reporting about public education in Los Angeles for over a decade. She worked most recently as a senior reporter for LA School Report and its parent site, The 74 million, and as a senior editor for LASR en Espanol. Fabian has also worked for some of the most prominent Latino media outlets in the U.S., including La Opinión, Los Angeles Times’ Spanish publication HOY and FOX News Latino. She was a news producer for the national newscast Noticias MundoFOX. She is a member of the Education Writers Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. The National Association of Hispanic Publications awarded her reporting work on education in 2012 and 2013 for outstanding education article. She lives in Southeast Los Angeles with her husband, a high school principal, and her two children. She is passionate about telling the stories of families fighting for equal education opportunities and educators who help improve the lives of children.