Boneville Salt Flats, Utah. August 2017.

About

I'm an investigative journalist, with the specialty of research, access to public records and project leadership.

My work has focused on the research and application of the right to information and data journalism, and explores the connection between journalism, academia and civil society.

Beginning in 2015, I worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) as a researcher on the Panama Papers investigation. Previously, I coordinated the journalism program and served as a scholar in the department of communication at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

After the Panama Papers project concluded in 2016, I worked as research director for the Global Investigative Journalism Network where she created the GIJN Help Desk, a quality collection of resources for investigative journalists around the world. She is a co-founder of Periodistas de a Pie (Journalists on Foot), a network of journalists based in Mexico City, where I contributed to investigative projects such as Masde72 and organized events such as Migrahack Mexico and the Latin American Forum of Digital Journalism. I a Ph.D. in humanistic studies with a specialization in ethics. I have spent the last year of my career at Stanford University as a JSK Journalism Fellow, focused on human-centered design and design thinking, leadership and entrepreneurship. 

Contact: mtorresa@stanford.edu