Julia Kumari Drapkin is a multimedia reporter working across the platforms of film, video, radio, and photojournalism. She specializes in environmental reporting, science, and international news.
Julia is the Argentina correspondent for GlobalPost based in Buenos Aires. She is also a regular contributor to PRI's The World, an international news radio program co-produced by WGBH, Public Radio International, and the BBC's World Service.
Prior to her work in Argentina, Julia was a reporter and multimedia producer for PRI's The World. Julia joined the staff of The World as a 2007-2008 Metcalf Environmental Reporting Fellow. She then became The World's first multimedia radio producer covering the 2008 election.
Julia began her journalism career as photographer for the Associated Press covering the civil war in Sri Lanka. She covered the Asian Tsunami for the AP and photographed New Orleans in the months following Hurricane Katrina. Julia has worked as a photographer and multimedia producer for the Associated Press in New York, the World Picture News Network, TIME and the St. Petersburg Times.
Most recently Julia has enjoyed teaching film and video workshops with Barefoot in Clarksdale, Miss., the Louisiana Green Corps in New Orleans and the Atlantic Acting School in New York.
Julia studied journalism at Columbia University. Prior to that, Julia did research in anthropology and archaeology for more than seven years in Latin America.