Hailed by colleagues as "a literal ray of sunshine," Chiquita Paschal is an arts journalist and audio producer on a mission to understand how creativity fuels human resilience. Her most recent work can be heard on BuzzFeed's podcast Another Round, where she freelanced as a producer and consultant, helping the show transition from its break-through first season to its power-packed second season.
Chiquita moved to NY from Boston where she was the founding Program Manager at PRX's Podcast Garage, and a coordinating judge for Radiotopia’s 2016 Podquest competition. Before consulting, she produced daily news for radio, web and social media for NPR News in Washington, DC as well as both public media stations in Boston, MA and served as CPB’s Executive Fellow in 2013.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Chiquita graduated Hamilton College in Clinton, NY in 2010 with a degree in art and philosophy. She began her career as a weekly arts reporter in New Mexico, and the special project coordinator for Generation Justice, a youth media organization at KUNM.