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Aria Velasquez

Graduate student and freelancer interested in creating things that make you think "I'm not ready to take my headphones off yet."
Member since 2021


  • New York, NY


Contact Aria

  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Writing

About Aria

Hi, I'm Aria. I'm a journalist in New York and a graduate student working towards an MA in journalism from CUNY. I'm drawn narrative storytelling, rich sound design, conversations between marginalized people and stories about how cities work (think: Suave, Welcome to Night Vale, The Read and Dish City respectively). I'm an early-career producer actively seeking freelance opportunities to hone my skills.

I'm currently in the R&D phase of a podcast about Black women and the surveillance state. Anticipated release: Spring 2022.

Aria's Portfolio



  • Tape Syncs
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing


  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • Tascam DR-40X recorder
  • AudioTechnica ATH-M50X headphones
  • ProTools
  • Reaper (currently learning)
  • Adobe Audition (currently learning)
  • Audio Hijack
  • shotgun mic
  • cardiod mic
  • Shure MV88