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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 trying to get my feet wet in the audio field, so I'm 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: Fall 2021/Winter 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