Eleni Gill Avendaño
Eleni G. Avendaño is a reporter and filmmaker based in Honolulu. Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, the New York Times and PBS NewsHour. After receiving a graduate degree in journalism from UC Berkeley in 2019, she joined Honolulu Civil Beat, an investigative nonprofit newsroom in Hawaii.
Born and raised in Honolulu, she has also lived in Tokyo, Havana, and Madrid, and is a dedicated hula and salsa dancer.