Miami Herald Executive Editor Aminda Marqués Gonzalez has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University announced Tuesday.

Marqués, a graduate of Hialeah High and the University of Florida, began her journalism career 25 years ago at The Miami Herald and now oversees The Herald’s newsroom for print and online.

“When I served as a journalism juror, reading the entries from across the country by organizations of all sizes was a total affirmation of the importance of what we do,” Marqués said.

In addition to journalism, the Pulitzer board also judges the top works of literature and the arts.

“It has been described as being part of the best book club in the world,” Marqués said. “I’m privileged to be in such great company.”

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