Erica Hellerstein


Erica Hellerstein is an award-winning investigative journalist and feature writer, covering politics, gender, and human rights. She has reported on reproductive health and gender extensively throughout the United States and Latin America, covering everything from sexual violence survivors in Colombia to the black market for abortion pills in Chile, the United States, and Mexico. She received a 2018 Adelante reporting fellowship and grant to report on gender-based violence in Honduras and domestic violence asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Previously, she was an investigative reporter in Washington DC, a political reporter in North Carolina, and worked at an international women’s human rights organization. In 2018, her coverage of North Carolina’s commercial hog farming industry won the Reed Award for Environmental Writing and was a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Award for Investigative Reporting and the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Kevin Carmody Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Elle, among others, and her investigations have been highlighted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. She has a B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Erica Hellerstein is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee and her work will explore the feminist movement in Argentina.