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Catalina Jaramillo is a part-time reporter for StateImpact PA. She covers water issues in the Delaware Watershed. She was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, and has written for several publications in Chile, Mexico and the U.S. She’s a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and has been a Fulbright and Metcalf fellow.

Latest by Catalina Jaramillo


Philly officials praise new voting machines, promise to fix ‘significant wrinkles’ for 2020

“Next year, I’m just really worried because...the lines may be well out the door."
By Catalina Jaramillo

Philly is creating first-ever urban agriculture manifesto

A new city initiative aims to help preserve urban farms across the city. In November, the city will initiate a public planning process designed to help its first-ever director of urban agriculture, Ash Richards, shape a strategy.

By Catalina Jaramillo



‘Particularly dark’ Labor Day for Philadelphia’s unemployed union workers

Final numbers are not out yet, but with Hahnemann University Hospital and the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery closures, the city could be losing 2,500 union jobs.

By Catalina Jaramillo



Pa. lawmakers push to eliminate litter and single-use plastic

'Recycling is broken in Pennsylvania....the whole system needs to be reworked'
By Catalina Jaramillo

Young people in Philly are pushing the Green New Deal — and they’re willing to do more than just talk about it

Republicans say it’s “a socialist fantasy.” But young activists say a climate change crisis calls for dramatic action, and they’ve already staged one sit-in.

By Catalina Jaramillo