Clarisa Diaz

Interaction Designer, WNYC News

Clarisa Diaz is the interaction and graphic designer for New York Public Radio’s newsroom, including Gothamist and WNYC's Data News & Journalism team. She reports on issues related to design and environmental science. Clarisa was named a 2019-2020 Connected Coastlines grantee to report on climate change in NYC with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She was awarded a science journalism fellowship at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2018. Her reporting and design work has been featured on PBS, Science Friday, and recognized by the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. She was on the WNYC team that created the Harlem Heat project, which won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation in 2017. You can see more of her work at

Clarisa has taught design courses for the Integrated Digital Media program at NYU, the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, and at Parsons where she received her master’s degree. She’s a former Fulbright scholar in architecture and urban design, which set her living abroad for several years. Back in NYC, you’ll find her in her favorite borough: Queens.