Before starting the masters’ course in Business and Economics Reporting at New York University, Daniela Sirtori-Cortina graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. She worked as a reporter and assistant city editor at the Columbia Missourian, a newspaper at MU managed by professional journalists and staffed by students, and interned at The Buffalo News in the summer of 2015. After graduation, she interned with the wealth team at Forbes for nine months, tracking and valuing the fortunes of the world’s richest people for the magazine’s marquee billionaire lists. She then was a reporter for two years at the New York City bureau of British financial publication Citywire, a role in which she broke stories on local and international financial firms operating in Latin America. Daniela is fluent in English and Spanish, conversational in French and is working on honing her Portuguese. She is a citizen of Colombia.