You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess. I’m Yael Trusch, your Host. Welcome to the Show. Today I have Leah Soibel on the show! Leah Soibel is a Hispanic American and Israeli, who has more than a decade of experience on the ground in Israel, the U.S, and Latin America working with hundreds of global Latino journalists and influencers. In 2012, she founded Fuente Latina, the only organization currently ensuring that global Spanish language media have the facts they need – before and when the news breaks – to accurately cover Israel, regardless of their geographic location.
She launched Fuente Latina in response to a growing demand from Latino journalists for greater access to information about Israel and the Middle East. And she’s done a wonderful job of delivering tremendous value for journalists and nurturing those relationships while at the same time affecting the way Israel is covered and portrayed in the Spanish language media.
Fuente Latina is a non-profit and non-partisan organization headquartered in Miami, with offices in Jerusalem, Madrid and Los Angeles. Leah is a National Security Education Program Fellow and received an Arabic language certificate from the American University of Cairo’s Arabic Language Institute. She has a BA in Middle East History from Dickinson College, an MA in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University, and has completed coursework for a doctorate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Leah speaks English, Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic. And she’s just awesome! Pay attention to how Fuente Latinacame about, how she followed the trail, listened to the needs out there, and how she’s focused on relationships and delivering value. Pretty important messages for any of us no matter what we’re trying to build. And yes, we had so much fun chatting. Here’s the lovely Leah Soibel.