Overview Six days after Russia launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine, the EU banned Kremlin-backed media platforms RT and Sputnik from operating inside or directing content at the EU. In the days between Russia’s war in Ukraine (which started [...]
About Isabela MottaIsabela Motta served as the Communications Intern at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund, where she collaborated with the External Affairs Team to expand ASD's media content, audience, and relations. During her time with ASD, her research included analyzing the media campaigns of 2022 midterm candidates to track election narratives, and examining how Russian messaging campaigns target Spanish-speakers worldwide.
Isabela has served in a handful of communications roles, from editing, to coordinating a blog, to launching her own. She has studied the Spanish language and culture for more than seven years, but became interested in politics after she co-founded and worked on a road safety campaign in high school that wrote, drafted, and passed a state law.
She is entering her third year in undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia, where she is pursuing a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A in Leadership & Public Policy. While considering a graduate degree, she hopes to pursue more opportunities to work at the nexus of the Spanish language, national security, international relations, and disinformation.