Hildara Araya

Associate Editor

Hildara Araya, Associate Editor


Ohio University, University of Costa Rica


Hildara Araya is the Associate Editor for Treehugger. She has worked with Dotdash since 2017. 


Before joining Treehugger, Hildara worked as content manager for ThoughtCo, Dotdash's education website, since 2017. She was also About.com's Spanish Pregnancy and Childbirth expert from 2011 to 2016.

Originally from Costa Rica, Hildara has more than 15 years of experience in journalism and bilingual communications, including online and magazine writing, editing, and publishing; editorial departments; national and international media; and public relations firms. Throughout her career, she has covered a wide range of topics, but her favorites are reproductive health, parenting, education, and eco-tourism.


Hildara has a master's degree in Journalism from Ohio University, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar. She also has bachelor's degrees in Journalism and in Public Relations from the University of Costa Rica. 

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