Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, Camilo moved to the United States in 2011 at the age of 18. He became a dual citizen of the US and Colombia in 2017. Currently, he is a digital editor and multimedia producer at the National Geographic Society, mainly for its Impact Programs. During his time at the Society he has also moonlighted by writing and blogging about our human journey, our changing planet, our wildlife and the Explorers that are helping us reach a planet in balance.
Before, he was producing and writing meaningful stories at NPR. While at NPR, he was the Fall 2016 production intern for the TED Radio Hour, a podcast that takes the listener on a journey through fascinating ideas, with Guy Raz. After his internship, Camilo worked as an audio producer with some of the most-listened to news programs in the nation: NPR’s All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and Morning Edition.
He helped book conversations and bring a variety of voices to NPR's air including Jodie Foster, William Ury, Yanis Varoufakis, Irina Bokova, Alli Webb, Mikhail Baryshnikov, among others. He also served as the field producer for the interviews with David Petraeus, the late Zbigniew Brzezinski, and other guests.
While at NPR, Camilo also did digital and post-production work with the team of Radio Ambulante and contributed to NPR's Alt.Latino by writing, reporting, and producing for the program, mainly in the form of audio and digital stories.
Along with news and human interest stories, Camilo also writes proetry. No, you did not misread that nor was it a typo. Camilo likes blurring the lines in his writing: between poems and prose, between philosophy and literature, and between Spanish and English.
In previous incarnations Camilo was a Teaching Fellow for The Global Language Network whose mission is to use language as a tool to help fix our world. He was the Vice-Director of Studies, the Chief of the Dais Staff — comprised of 50 team-members from 20 countries — for CWMUN NYC, and the Representative in the Americas for Associazione Diplomatici. This is an Italian Entity in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is committed to a multicultural education of students from all over the world. The conference that he led in 2016 was the first of its kind to be entirely held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, drawing more than 2000 students from 100 countries.
Camilo is a graduate from Rollins College, with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Cum Laude. He has been an invited speaker to international conferences on education and philosophy. He gave his first TEDx Talk in April 2015 in his hometown of Bogotá. He gave a praise-oriented presentation on the Liberal Arts in Dublin, Ireland in June 2015. He has given papers and presentations in Orlando, FL, and in Washington, DC. He also presented a paper in Eugene, OR on July 2016 vindicating Nicolás Gómez Dávila as a philosopher and his body of work as scholia.
Camilo is committed to the values and power found in journalism, meaningful storytelling, exploration, science, humanitarian aid, social justice, human rights, conservation, international affairs, international education, teaching, comparative literature, music, art, semiotics, philosophy, and religions.
Camilo is also available for freelance audio production, digital production, interpretation, and translation services. If you are interested in any of these, please reach out to him here.