Aliyah Shipman, an up-and-coming taekwondo star, is hoping to represent Haiti at the Tokyo Olympics despite pushback from the US Olympic Committee.
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Larisa Karr

Larisa is a reporter for The Haitian Times covering politics, elections and education primarily. A graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, she has interned at CNBC and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. Larisa can be reached by email at or on Twitter @larisakarr.