Meet our mighty team.
Adriana Lozada (she/her)
Co-Executive Producer, Creator & Host
Adriana believes in, and advocates for, the transformational power of giving birth and becoming a parent. She brings her deep knowledge, practical expertise, curiosity, and respect for inclusivity into all aspects of her work. Adriana has interviewed hundreds of birth professionals and parents with the goal that her mighty listeners may have wonderful births and nourishing postpartum experiences, as they define them.
Paulina Velasco (she/her)
Paulina is a multilingual audio producer based in Los Angeles, California. She’s gained experience across several podcasts and public radio programs and has filed stories for KCRW, Marketplace, and The Guardian, among others. She reports on immigration and immigrant communities with a commitment to nuanced and accurate representation of people’s experiences.
Virginia Lora (she/her)
Virginia got her start in audio as a facilitator for the oral history project StoryCorps, for which she lived in a different US community each month and interviewed people from all walks of life. She later trained at the Transom Story Workshop and worked as a Reporting Fellow for Latino USA. She is passionate about telling stories that elevate previously unheard voices and she works in English and Spanish.
Cedric Wilson (he/him)
Cedric began his audio career through music, then moved to podcasts after discovering the intricacies of sound within them. Previously, he worked on The Nod from Gimlet Media where you can hear his work in engineering, scoring, and sound design.
Juleyka Lantigua-Williams (she/her)
After 18+ years in media, Juleyka founded Lantigua-Williams & Co., a digital media studio whose mission is to support and amplify the work of creators from the margins in digital audio and film. She has made inclusion a central theme in her life’s work, while endeavoring to fully understand her own experiences as a hyphenated American.
Aysia Platte (she/her)
Birthful Curriculum Advisor + Virtual Assistant to Adriana
Aysia is a multipotentialite who integrates competencies in full-spectrum doula care, lactation support, and other perinatal specialities with experience as a trained Montessori guide and parent-infant facilitator, under the professional title of Perinatal through Preschool Specialist. Outside of her role at Birthful, she takes private clients and is focusing on growing her independent business, crafting a lifestyle that helps her nourish her passions by nurturing growing families, while allowing her to thrive as a disabled person.
About Lantigua Williams & Co.
Founded in 2017 by veteran journalist Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Lantigua Williams & Co., Inc. is a digital production studio with the mission of supporting storytellers working in audio and film. With its creative and business partners, the company produces podcasts, documentaries, films, and other types of original narrative-driven works. Among them, are 70 Million, a podcast about criminal justice reform supported by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation; Latina to Latina, an interview series podcast of remarkable Latinas with host Alicia Menendez, and Democracy in Color, which examines how the new ascending majority is changing the political landscape. @LanWilCo
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