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Gisela Pérez de Acha

Investigative Journalism

Gisela Pérez de Acha reports on extremism, disinformation and environmental issues for media outlets in Mexico and elsewhere.  As a recent faculty member in the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California Berkeley, she co-taught the pioneering Open-Source Investigative Reporting class with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and program director David Barstow. She is also a human rights lawyer, an open source researcher at Berkeley Law’s Human Rights Center Investigations Lab and holder of a masters degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. Born and raised in Mexico, Gisela speaks fluent Spanish, English, French and Portuguese. She lives in Tepoztlán, where she cultivates her garden when not out in the field as a reporter.