ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Here Are the Latinos Nominated for the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

Here Are the Latinos Nominated for the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

The nominees in Movies and Television for the 21st Critics' Choice Awards were announced early Monday morning via Twitter.

Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu is nominated for Best Director for "The Revenant".

Guatemalan-American actor Oscar Isaac is nominated for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for his performance as American politician Nick Wasicsko on HBO's "Show Me a Hero".

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Linda Sanchez Endorses Hillary Clinton

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Linda Sanchez Endorses Hillary Clinton

Actor, Comedian George Lopez Endorses Bernie Sanders

Actor, Comedian George Lopez Endorses Bernie Sanders