Welcome! My name is Zari Tarazona. I’m the editor of Kensington Voice, a community newspaper serving the heart of Kensington in Philadelphia. I graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in May 2019. I started working at Kensington Voice in November 2019 and took over our editorial operations in July 2020. At first, I was nervous, but this job has helped me grow so much.

On a personal level, I grew up in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania. I have a close-knit family with Peruvian and Italian roots. This past year, I improved my Spanish-speaking skills through online tutoring and prioritized my mental health through therapy. One year later and I’m feeling capable, happier, and healthier. During my free time, I’m usually watching TV shows/movies, going on walks, or spending time with my family/friends.

If you’d like to connect or send me TV show/movie recommendations, email me at zari@kensingtonvoice.com.

Updated April 2022