Mia Estrada is a 2021-2022 Kroc Fellow. She will spend the year rotating through different parts of NPR, including the Culture Desk, National Desk and Weekend Edition.
Estrada was born in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. She is a graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas. In 2021, she was selected for The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, where she reported on racial justice under the guidance of Times journalists. She was an arts and culture contractor and former intern at KERA, the Dallas-area NPR and PBS Member station. While there, her work was featured statewide on Texas Standard and the regional NPR Consider This podcast. She was named the 2017 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Two-Year Reporter of the Year and was the first high school student to win the award.
She is a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In her free time, she loves to watch Tiny Desk, bike ride and play video games with her brothers.