Clarisa Diaz is the senior interaction and graphic designer for New York Public Radio’s newsroom, including Gothamist and WNYC's Data News & Journalism team. She reports on issues related to design and environmental science. Clarisa was named a 2019-2020 Connected Coastlines grantee to report on climate change in NYC with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Her story on the city’s peaker power plants won the 2020 Front Page Award for a locally reported feature. She was awarded a science journalism fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2018. Her reporting and design work has also been featured on PBS, Science Friday, recognized by the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards and The Municipal Art Society of New York MASterwork Awards. She was on the WNYC team that created the Harlem Heat project, which won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation in 2017. You can see more of her work at www.clarisadiaz.com.
Clarisa has taught design courses for the Integrated Digital Media program at NYU, the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and at Parsons where she received her master’s degree. She’s a former Fulbright scholar in architecture and urban design, which set her living abroad for several years. Back in NYC, you’ll find her in her favorite borough: Queens.
Clarisa Diaz appears in the following:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
The park has teamed up with Brooklyn College to pilot a new nature-based solution which they hope will address the issue.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The U.N. is holding a Climate Action Summit on Monday, but students around the city are planning a Friday strike to pressure leaders into taking bolder action when the summit convenes.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
City officials are divided on whether to do something about high levels of lead in soil. WNYC tested three public parks. Here’s what we found.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Black women and their babies are dying at shockingly high rates during and after child birth. One big reason is the implicit bias of doctors. So what do we do about it?
Friday, May 03, 2019
How a powerful South Jersey political boss and his associates influenced legislation and reaped the rewards. Check out our chart that shows how the money flowed.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
What do a handful of baby teeth, a creepy cartoon character and The Young Lords have in common? This is the story of one of our worst public health epidemics.
Monday, March 25, 2019
There's a way for undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. if they're victims of crime. But applications to the program have fallen since President Trump took office.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
They fled persecution in Honduras. Despite identical circumstances, they were separated at the Texas border, and the daughter was deported.
Friday, February 08, 2019
Scientists have launched a new project to explore the effects of climate change by looking at a little known part of the ocean.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
By one count, New Jersey's county jails have the highest rate of deaths in custody of the 30 largest systems in the nation.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
In all of U.S. history, only 52 senators have been women. Listen as they share their stories and offer tips for future leaders.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Upstate Republican candidates for Congress are taking advantage of a 2014 Supreme Court decision that 'supercharged' joint fundraising committees.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Democratic rising stars like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Andrew Gillum have attracted thousands of new, idealistic voters to the polls. Now Cynthia Nixon is trying to join their ranks.
Monday, August 06, 2018
On April 27, 2016, police arrested 120 people in the northeast Bronx in the largest gang takedown in New York City history. We've been following the case ever since.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
The administration is trying to make the immigration courts more efficient with quotas for judges. But New York's wouldn't meet the mark.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The amount of ICE money sent to Bergen, Essex and Hudson Counties increased 46 percent since 2015, and now totals more than $150 million.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Many New Yorkers could be living with a legacy of soil contamination and not even know it.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Democrat Shelley Mayor won a key State Senate race in Westchester, but the majority remains in favor of the Republicans. Here are the complete results from Tuesday's elections.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Legislative leaders in Albany prefer to talk about bail reform after the budget deadline of April 1. Here's what's in the governor's proposal and why it's controversial.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A changing climate is affecting the way snowflakes form. Researchers are trying to figure out its potential impacts.