As an independent, Miami-based, community-driven media, Impact.Edition elevates the voices of local changemakers who work toward positive, lasting change – from addressing social inequality to saving the planet from environmental ruin.
OUR COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
Impact.Edition print magazine (ISSN 2832-4706) is published twice per year. Our community journalism merges meaning and emotion in order to drive positive social change, raise awareness about an issue and connect on a human level
We introduce our readers to the diverse players that impact our society, thus strengthening our communities’ capacity for advocacy and resistance.
WE STRENGTHEN LOCAL IMPACT BY CONNECTING IT TO THE BIGGER STORY
Impact.Edition serves to empower people with best practices, creative solutions, positive attitude to make a lasting impact.
We are proud to serve a truly diverse audience by intentionally connecting groups underrepresented in mainstream media including student startups, grassroots organizations, immigrants-powered ventures, emerging social entrepreneurs and artists to expand their reach.
We provide free media coverage and editorial support for social entrepreneurs, changemakers, nonprofit activists to help them share their voice, knowledge, and experience for a better world and broader representation.
We are aimed to drive cross-sectoral collaboration for collective action through our high stakeholders engagements, community partners’ influence and its social capital, including local artists and culture creators into business-social dialogue.
We are one of the first media organizations that integrated impact indicators based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals to measure its performance, and we regularly participate in key media industry events and global gatherings of changemakers.
Our Ambassador program is designed to create, connect, and showcase a community of people who inspire and educate others to live a meaningful life.
Founder & Publisher
Yulia is a tenacious, passionate communications professional with over 15 years of experience in journalism, corporate communications, public relations, brand marketing, and content development. Using her skills as a content strategist and producer, Yulia helps mission-driven ventures drive positive social change through inspiring storytelling and community engagement. Her social efforts have resulted in the launch of Impact.Edition, a nonprofit media that amplifies the voices of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Yulia holds an MBA degree from Florida International University and a Ph.D. in journalism from Media Industry Academy.
Multi-passionate and curious, Samantha went into journalism and digital advertising. And in that work, her fascination with the intersection of storytelling, art, and technology only grew. Samantha’s driven by the belief we should leave the world better than we found it. The cornerstone of that mission is using her skills as a writer, strategist & producer to connect her community to their own stories. With years of experience in creative digital strategy & production, Samantha helped many brands to find its voices through style and digital content development. She was born and raised in Miami. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in creative writing and journalism.
Senior Social Impact Writer
Kacie masters the forms of creative expression with words and without. She is a professional musician and writer originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. With this unique blend of creative skills and passion for social justice and music, she is eager to amplify the voices of community changemakers. Kacie earned a Bachelor of Music in saxophone performance with a certificate in journalism from Indiana University, where she is currently pursuing a Master of Music as an associate instructor.
Social Impact Writer
Patrick is a writer at heart but loves studying in many fields: mathematics, computer science, history, and international affairs. Patrick believes every facet of life has a story worth telling, and it is the writer's job to help engage the reader. He writes and manages business affairs for The Miami Hurricane, tutors students in college prep, and is pursuing his own writing endeavors. He also has experience in broadcast journalism, having done production work at WSVN Channel 7. Patrick is currently pursuing a B.S. and B.A. from the University of Miami in political science, mathematics, and computer science.
Media Producer, Business For Good
Yadira is a passionate advocate for sustainability and the founder of Gradible, Miami’s pioneering environmental concierge company focused on waste reduction and optimizing businesses’ bottom lines. Having an extensive experience in sustainable development and community engagement, Yadira mobilizes and redirects local government and businesses toward sustainable choices and collaborative
efforts for a better world and regenerative
communities. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in business administration and management.
Social Impact Writer / Intern
Sarah is a dedicated writer, avid reader, and aspiring journalist who is currently pursuing a degree in English and linguistics at Rice University, Houston, Texas. With a strong passion for both social and climate justice, Sarah is committed to making a positive impact through her writing. Her aim is to create meaningful change by addressing important issues in her work. Looking ahead, she envisions carrying forward this mission as she pursues a path toward law school, where she hopes to amplify her efforts and contribute to the betterment of society.
[OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS]
Founder & CEO
Scarlett Lanzas is a social entrepreneur, impact investor, and nonprofit management executive. She founded Accountable Impact, a social enterprise that prioritizes the need to collect timely data and provide policy solutions to advance the SDGs by working with corporations, cities, and regional governments to create
scorecards and voluntary local reviews.
Founder & CEO
Media for Change
Sanjeev Chatterjee is a professor at the School of Communication of the University of Miami, a visual storyteller, and an avid mentor to young changemakers in the media and related fields. In 2013, Sanjeev founded mediaforchange.org in the effort to connect media changemakers everywhere.
Good Miami Project
Greg is an award-winning Miami-based environmental and social documentary photographer who works with NGOs and nonprofits. He founded Good Miami Project to provide pro-bono photoshoots for Miami-based nonprofits and changemakers to help further their missions. Images are free for organizations to use. Greg is also on the Board of the Overtown Music Project and Miami Waterkeeper.