“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

– Joan Didion



My name is Paulina Cachero. I’m a freelance journalist and Editorial Fellow at MAKERS, a feminist media brand and the largest documentarian of groundbreaking women. I graduated from the University of Southern California majoring in Print & Digital Journalism with a minor in Communication Design. I am interested in using digital and multimedia to tell dynamic and engaging stories that have a positive impact.

I believe writing and producing stories about the different intersections of the human experience are key to inciting change in our world. I have reported on a range of topics from a former felon’s transition back into free society, to the shifting racial identity in South Central Los Angeles, to personal stories of how people came to be homeless in Skid Row. The people I’ve spoken to and the stories I’ve had the opportunity to tell have inspired my desire to write and produce stories that will incite social change or inform the public of the countless marginalized issues occurring today. The way digital media is being used to inspire people and to incite change on a massive scale is an incredible phenomenon. I hope to achieve this through a variety of mediums including text, videos, photos and more.


Please feel free to peruse through my work so far.

Or take a look at all the places I’ve traveled.

Oh, the places you’ll go!