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Ojito, Mirta A.
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Mirta Ojito was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States during the Mariel boatlift in 1980. Ojito earned a degree from Florida Atlantic University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, where she now teaches as a journalism professor. She has won several major awards for her work, including a 1999 award for best foreign report from the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and she shared a 2001 Pulitzer prize for her reporting on race in America. In 2005, Ojito published her memoir of exile from Cuba, El Mañana (Finding Tomorrow).