Fabiola Esqueda Salcedo
Fabiola Esqueda Salcedo is a bilingual visual journalist with international reporting experience. Her first feature-length documentary film “Daughters of Femicide” follows a tenacious father who searches for his daughter in a Mexican town notorious for its ongoing disappearances and killings of women and girls.
Her passion to bring light to often overlooked communities have taken her to Germany, to report on the lives of refugees four years into Europe’s migrant crisis and the history of the queer community before and after Hitler's dictatorship. During the height of the pandemic, Fabiola returned to her home of Los Angeles to report on the struggles of her community, writing and capturing seamstress workers volunteering to make face masks during a national shortage.
Most recently, she completed her fellowship with Google News Initiative and began freelancing for a local newspaper Random Lengths News and had footage featured in ABC7.
Fabiola started her career as a video journalist at UC Santa Barbara, where she was promoted after her first year to Video Editor, running a team of up to eight video journalists. She also has experience working as a news reporter for KCSB News 91.9.
She studied sociology and obtained her Professional Journalism Certificate from UC Santa Barbara.