Isabella Vi Gomes
Isabella Vi Gomes is a writing fellow at Miami New Times. She graduated from Princeton University in 2016. She then earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
7 months ago | Longform
Dressed in head-to-toe camouflage, Ron Bergeron emerges from a yellow thicket and gazes at the open pasture. A heavy rainstorm has left behind a field of black mud and wet grass in Big Cypress National Preserve. The sky is gray and the land bare, ...
8 months ago | Longform
In a gilded, colonial-style home in Millstone Township, New Jersey, Mary nestled peacefully on her living-room couch. Fast asleep, the 35-year-old pregnant brunette didn't hear her boyfriend drunkenly stumble in. Mary, a brown-eyed, five-foot-five...
9 months ago | Real Estate
Miami’s zoning code states new homes built in Coconut Grove can have square footages up to 80 percent of the lot size, allowing for the largest homes of any municipality in Miami-Dade. Now hundreds of Grove residents have signed a petition demandi...
9 months ago | Longform
Deep in the Everglades, just off the Tamiami Trail, a seven-foot-wide propeller perched on an airboat violently slaps the wind. To drown out the deafening sound, Anastacia Dorst cups her hands tightly over her ears. Still, the narrow path of rippl...
10 months ago | Politics
Two weeks ago, financial analyst Matthew Hanna, a 35-year-old from Brickell, released a $25 trivia card game on Amazon that measures players' levels of racism and political correctness. The game, he says, provides a platform for constructive dialo...
10 months ago | Environmental
Nearly three months ago, Hurricane Irma destroyed thousands of boats in marinas as it spun through the Sunshine State. Workers have spent weeks towing the vessels to shore and clearing out the debris, but hundreds of boats remain smashed and sunke...