Claudia Puig is president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a longtime critic on NPR’s Film Week. She teaches a college class on Diversity in the Media and is in demand as a moderator on film-related panels. She is also program director for two film festivals, in Mendocino, CA and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Claudia has a film consulting business specializing in cultural consulting. Previously, she was USA Today’s film critic for 15 years. Before that, she was a Los Angeles Times staff writer for 11 years. She has been a speechwriter and diversity consultant for AMPAS. A native Spanish speaker, Claudia has a B.A. in Communications from UCLA and an M.A. in Communications from USC. She was recently featured in an LA Times article as one of 14 critics making media more inclusive and in Indiewire as one of 20 Latin-Americans making a difference in independent film.