June Carolyn Erlick, MSJ
June Carolyn Erlick's roles at Harvard allow her to combine her two great passions in life: journalism and Latin America.
Erlick is the author of two books, A Gringa in Bogotá: Living Columbia's Invisible War (University of Texas Press, 2010) and Disappeared, A Journalist Silenced (Seal Press, 2004).
Erlick worked as a foreign correspondent in Colombia, Nicaragua, and Germany for 18 years, writing for publications such as the Miami Herald and Time magazine. She covered the Sandinista revolution, the war in El Salvador, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Erlick has been awarded two Fulbrights, one in Guatemala and one in Colombia. In 1977, she was awarded an Inter American Press Association (IAPA) fellowship to study and report from Colombia. Erlick worked as a translator at the organization's spring meeting in Cartegena that year and has continued to collaborate with IAPA to this day. She was given the James Conway Excellence in Teaching Writing Award in 2007.
When not busy reading, writing, teaching, and traveling, Erlick loves to play Scrabble and is hooked on the online version, Lexulous.
- MSJ Columbia University