Announcement from Graphics Director Chiqui Esteban and Senior Graphics Editor Tim Meko:

We are excited to announce that Daniela Santamariña will join Graphics as a graphics reporter for newsletters, working closely with Tessa Muggeridge and the newsletter editors to enhance the visual storytelling in the work we send daily to readers’ inboxes.

Daniela comes to us from National Geographic, where she worked as a graphics editor, production lead and associate producer-editor for the video department. During her seven years there, Daniela worked on converting the magazine’s print graphics to digital, created her own graphics and animations, and produced explanatory videos.

Daniela grew up in Venezuela and moved to Seattle when she was 17, barely speaking any English. In 2012, she graduated from the University of Miami where she majored in visual journalism. Daniela loves climbing, tennis, yoga and high heels. She’s also a good cook, famous for her tres leches cake.

Please join us in welcoming her to the newsroom. She starts on Nov. 11.