Maura Wall Hernandez is the Assistant Managing Editor at Café Magazine and teaches journalism as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. Her writing, photography and research work has appeared in a number of publications and on the web, including Advertising Age, Crain’s Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye, Hispanic Tips, Spanglish Baby and others.
In 2005, as managing editor, Maura helped launch Columbia College’s Reservoir Online Magazine, which won a 2006 gold medal for top internal audience publication from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. In 2009, Maura co-founded TweetCamp Chicago, an educational open-spaces style conference on the professional uses for Twitter. She serves as Vice President of New Media for the Association for Women Journalists and chairs AWJ’s Web site/Communications committee. She is also a member of the Society for News Design.
Maura holds a B.A. in English from Miami University and an M.A. in Public Affairs Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. She lives in Chicago with her husband and authors The Other Side of The Tortilla, a blog about traditional Mexican cooking and culture. You can find her tweeting about journalism, photography, food and more @MauraHernandez.