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Paola de Varona

Associate News Editor




Northwestern University




Paola is an associate news editor at Verywell Health where she works on health news. She edits and produces news content about the latest developments in the health space. 

She joined the company in 2020 after writing about identity and culture for the Outline and The Cut. She has explored the intersection of identity and mental health for Greatist and written extensively about U.S. Latinx communities. 


Paola graduated from Northwestern University with bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism.

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