Marco Villalobos, MFA

Communications Specialist, Center for Vulnerable Populations

For two decades Marco has employed literature and film to amplify the voices of marginalized communities throughout the western hemisphere. He’s produced documentary for The Economist, The Center for Investigative Reporting, PBS Newshour, and PBS World, focusing on a range of topics including the use of solitary confinement on youth at Rikers Island and the contemporary cultural contributions of Latinx immigrants in the midwestern U.S. As a teacher and writer, he’s taught creative writing in community centers, jails, public schools, and universities throughout the Americas, while contributing written work to major publications, periodicals, and feature film. Villalobos’s early film and writing anticipated new generations of academic and community interest in Afro-Latinx identity and art through multimedia projects such as African By Legacy, Mexican By Birth. He is a Fulbright scholar, Latino Public Broadcasting fellow, and a UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate. Marco has extensive experience with many aspects of communication, has great connections to journalists and other communicators, and is fluent in Spanish.