Beatriz Terrazas is a writer and photographer with nearly three decades of journalism experience. She has covered assignments ranging from political conventions to Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Cuba, from the history of Mexican vanilla to what the Rio Grande means to people along its 1900-mile journey. Terrazas was part of a Dallas Morning News team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for the project Violence Against Women: A Question of Human Rights. She was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1998. Terrazas is a repeat instructor at the Highland Park Literary Festival and the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference. She divides her time between the written word and the visual story, and has an abiding belief that stories can save lives.