Civil Beat Staff

April Estrellon

As Civil Beat’s interactive developer and multimedia producer, April Estrellon designs and develops web applications to help bring news stories to life.

Since joining Civil Beat, she has created numerous videos, graphics and animation for the website, as well as produced Civil Beat’s award winning Offshore podcast.

April has degrees in journalism and anthropology from the University of Hawaii Manoa. She once had dreams of being an archaeologist, but soon realized that it’s nothing like Indiana Jones and that she prefers telling stories to digging and lab work.

April is often glued to her headphones, but you can get her attention by emailing her at