Meet the Team

Mai Nolasco-Carranza

Videographer

Maira Nolasco-Carranza is a Brooklyn-born videographer of Salvadoran descent, currently based in Washington DC, where she works as a videographer for Newsy. She has an MA in Media & Documentary Studies from The New School. Her areas of interest include feminism, immigration, Latin America, and pop culture. When she is not at work you can find her blogging, thrifting, and listening to music that came out 15 years ago.

  Recent Work
Gymnast in the air
Newsy / Mai Nolasco Carranza / Luke PiotrowskiU.S.

Dream Jobs: Cirque Du Soleil

Hundreds turned out for a rally in Washington to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.
NewsyPolitics

Federal Workers Say They're Hurting As Shutdown Drags On

Air traffic controllers will continue to work during the government shutdown.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Air Traffic Controllers Are Working, But Other FAA Staff Are Not

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with House members
Getty ImagesPolitics

Democrats Take Control Of House Without Committee Assignments

Newly elected members of Congress pose for a photo in front of the U.S. Capitol in November 2018.
Getty ImagesPolitics

New Congressional Members Have A Lot To Deal With Before Legislating

New members of the 116th Congress pose for a class photo outside the U.S. Capitol.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Millennials Look To Shake Up The Status Quo In New Congress

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Why Shutting Down The Government Costs So Much Money

A roadsign on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland
Getty ImagesWorld

The Irish Border Is The UK's Last, Biggest Obstacle To A Smooth Brexit

The U.S. Capitol
Getty ImagesPolitics

Rules Changes In House Work Toward Bipartisanship

Former FBI Director Robert Mueller
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Michael Flynn Memo Reveals Clues About Russia Investigation

Sen. Cindy-Hyde Smith R-Miss. speaks to supporters after winning re-election.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Democrats See Opportunity In South After Close Losses

A group of people wait for clothes
Mai Nolasco-CarranzaPolitics

Are 'Caravans' A Sustainable Strategy For Migration?

Imam Mohamed Magid and Rabbi Bruce Lustig
NewsyU.S.

Imam, Rabbi Say Interfaith Connections Will Keep Hatred At Bay

Mourners wait outside a synagogue
NewsyU.S.

DC Rabbi And Imam Look At Security Procedures After Synagogue Shooting

Campaign signs in front of a Texas home.
Mai Nolasco-Carranza/Newsy StaffPolitics

Texas Democrats Vie To Turn State Blue In 2018 Midterms

Charlotte Pence sits for an interview with Newsy.
Newsy Staff/Luke PiotrowskiPolitics

Charlotte Pence On Broken Friendships, Lessons Learned Post-2016

MJ Hegar sits for an interview with Newsy.
Mai Nolasco-Carranza/Newsy StaffPolitics

2018 Midterms Could Be 'Year Of The Woman' For Only One Party

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
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GOP's Kavanaugh Win Could Inspire Midterms Revenge For Dems

Monica Polk. dancer
Mai Nolasco-Carranza / NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Dancer

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaking at the protest.
Mai Nolasco-Carranza/Newsy StaffPolitics

Demonstrators Protest Kavanaugh At Supreme Court Ahead Of Vote

Demonstrators hold signs at the March For Our Lives rally for gun safety.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Will Young Americans Sway Midterms After Parkland?

President Trump
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'Mr. Kurd' Explains Why He's Embracing Trump's Nickname For Him

Demonstrators stage a silent protest in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies
NewsyPolitics

Hundreds Descend on Capitol For Kavanaugh, Ford Hearing

Chance Seales and Michelle Jacoby
Mai Nolasco-Carranza / NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Matchmaker

Hands working clay
Luke Piotrowski / NewsyU.S.

Dream Jobs: Potter

Visitors take pictures at the National Building Museum
Newsy / Mai Nolasco-CarranzaU.S.

Dream Jobs: Museum Curator