Senior Digital Editor and Producer, the Aspen Institute
Keosha Varela is a senior digital editor and producer at the Aspen Institute. Prior to working at the Institute, Keosha worked as a social media strategist for a small clean energy nonprofit and spent three years as a new media editor and producer at NPR affiliate stations in Washington, D.C., and in Boston, where she and her colleagues received the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence – Radio Station Website. Keosha began her career as part of the highly competitive NBC Universal News Associates Program in New York City, where she helped to produce segments for the "TODAY Show," "Dateline," and worked on the launch team of the African American NBC News website theGrio.com. She received her master's degree in broadcast journalism from American University.