Yemile Bucay

Staff Analyst

Yemile Bucay is a Staff Analyst for NewsGuard. Her work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review and Vice. She has contributed reporting for work published in The New Yorker magazine and on Slate and she has been featured on Tablet magazine’s “Unorthodox” podcast.

Prior to joining NewsGuard, she was a reporting fellow at the Global Migration Project, a nonprofit newsroom housed at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism that reports stories related to border politics and immigration policy in the U.S. and abroad. She was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, an ethical incubator for young professionals. Bucay also worked as a producer for, a multi-platform documentary that chronicled structural violence across Mexico, and as an editorial assistant for Janine di Giovanni, a foreign correspondent and then-Middle East editor of Newsweek.

In the past, Bucay worked as a translator for the Immigrant Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law, American Gateways, a legal non-profit based in Austin, Texas, and for an asylum clinic run by the New Sanctuary Coalition.

Bucay graduated with a masters in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where she was president of the school’s chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She received a BA in Humanities from Yale University.