Daniela Velázquez joined the ACLU of Missouri in August 2016 as director of communications. She is responsible for the organization’s overall communication planning and strategy.
Prior to the ACLU, Daniela used her communication skills at organizations big and small, working in corporate communications, as well as for government and nonprofit organizations. As the principal of her own consulting firm, she worked with the Ferguson Commission, St. Louis Mosaic Project and the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates (MIRA).
Daniela honed her storytelling skills while covering news in Florida. She worked as an online news producer for Tampa Bay Online (TBO.com) and reported and wrote feature and general assignment stories for The Tampa Tribune and NBC-affiliate WFLA-TV/News Channel 8. She also covered the public safety beat for the Tallahassee Democrat.
She holds a Bachelor of Journalism in News Editorial and a Bachelor of Arts in History, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Follow Daniela on Twitter @VDanielaV.