Yurina Melara Valiulis, MS, Ph.D. is an experienced media communications strategist with over two decades of experience in journalism and media relations.
An award-winning journalist, Melara has worked on multiple TV shows in Los Angeles as both a talent and producer and was a public health reporter for La Opinion from 2005 to 2015.
Author of multiple books in English and Spanish, she is a passionate advocate for equity and representation in media and volunteers as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Chair and as part of the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America Los Angeles. She has appeared on NPR’s On The Media and Univision’s Al Punto.
Melara lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two children, and three cats.