Erika Romero is an audio producer based in New York City. She was the first recipient of the Noticias y/e Notas Communications Award in 2014 and featured in The Third Coast Library spotlight for her audio piece, 21 and Legal. She has traveled across the country in the iconic StoryCorps airstream trailer as part of the 2015 Mobile Tour and produced shows for Maeve in America and Mashup Americans. She is currently the associate producer for The Splendid Table.

All Stories by Erika Romero

February 9, 2022

Let’s talk empathy

Founder and CEO of Curiosity lab, Michael Tennant launched the popular card game, Actually Curious with the goal to bring people closer together. iPondr contributor Erika Romero sat with him during a zoom session to play the card game and to talk about his story.

December 29, 2021

Home, where mi corazón is whole

Born and raised in Colombia, Diana, Maria Fernanda (Mafe) and Duby all arrived in the U.S. at different stages in their lives. They talk about the meaning of home and what the holidays have been like for them since they each left.

November 9, 2021

Navigating identity, traditions and legacy

Two Spirit youth leader and activist Sherenté Mishitashin Harris talks about finding their voice through dance — and embracing the tradition not only as a form of prayer but a mode of liberation.

April 19, 2021

A new virtual friendship bridges the generation gap

Big & Mini, a nonprofit organization that fosters intergenerational relationships through virtual communication, helped Elva Roy, 75, and Daniel Formella, 20, form a special friendship. Elva and Daniel check in with one another and reflect on how they felt at the start of the pandemic.