Online Faculty

Christina Hernandez Sherwood

Newswriting and Reporting

M.S., Columbia University School of Journalism


Christina Hernandez Sherwood has been a freelance writer since 2006, when she sold a first-person essay about being a Latina who can’t speak Spanish. Since going full-time freelance in 2009, she's covered everything from startups that turn trash into treasure to the science behind sweat to cities turning parking spaces into urban parklets. She's the editor of the Kauffman Foundation’s eMed blog for early and aspiring healthcare entrepreneurs.

When Christina’s not writing, she shares her knowledge of the craft with college journalists. She is an online instructor at the University of Massachusetts and an adjunct professor at Villanova University. Her courses include News Reporting and Writing, Feature Writing, Health Reporting, and Journalism Practices. Visit her teaching website for more.

A two-year stint at Newsday, a newspaper on Long Island, New York, launched Christina’s full-time writing career in 2007. She covered health and science, education, and municipal government for the daily, writing front-page stories and pieces that were reprinted in the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere.

Christina grew up in southern New Jersey and attended the University of Delaware, majoring in English and graduating cum laude. The next year, she earned her Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. During college and graduate school, she interned at publications including the Columbia Journalism Review and the Baltimore Sun.