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Author Archives: Molly Matthews Multedo
Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Molly Matthews Multedo is the founding director of Acquazul, a nonprofit that creates multilingual broadcast and digital media on social and environmental issues for distribution throughout the Americas.
Her recent work includes Latino Verde, a Spanish-language radio and digital media series created to heighten public awareness of Latinx environmental professionals and their work through storytelling. Latino Verde was developed in collaboration with The Earth Institute at Columbia University, Project Drawdown, and Yale Climate Connections, and distributed nationally via Hispanic Communications Network (HCN).
She has been associated with Spanish-language educational media for much of her career. Her Spanish-language radio series on reproductive health garnered recognition from the Population Institute (World Media Award) and Planned Parenthood (Maggie Award) and she has developed science education media projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Human Genome Project and the National Science Foundation. She was Senior Vice President of Hispanic Radio Network from 1992-1997 and returned in 2017 as a consultant. In 2018, she joined World Voices Media (formerly Pinyon Foundation), a California nonprofit media organization that often partners with Hispanic Communications Network.
She holds two graduate degrees from Columbia University: an MA in International Affairs from the School of International Public Affairs and an MS in Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism.
Molly has maintained a home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 1998 and raised her three children there. She is an avid hiker and especially enjoys swimming in the ocean along the coast of Rio de Janeiro with the Otreino open-water swim team.