Resume

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Skills

  • Professional reporter, writer, editor and multimedia journalist
  • Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish
  • Passionate about using social media as a newsgathering tool and content promotion
  • Comfortable preforming under tight deadlines

Experience

Reporter and Social Media Manager   

La Prensa San Diego – San Diego, Calif.                                                                      

May 2017 – present

  • Covered stories related to the Latino community in the City of San Diego and wrote in both English and Spanish
  • Managed all social media accounts including: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Edited stories in Spanish and translated them to English

Investigative assistant

Inewsource – San Diego, Calif.

January 2017-present

  • Worked on a multimedia investigative story from January to May about the spending of Mello-Roos, a special property tax, by a school district in San Diego
  • Analyzed data and used it to complete a story about the allocation of iPads purchased by the Sweetwater Union High School District
  • Submitted California Public Records Act requests to San Diego county and SUHSD

Mundo Azteca Editor

The Daily Aztec’s Spanish section – San Diego, Calif.

January 2017-present

  • Started the first bilingual broadcast for The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University’s independent student newspaper, shared on YouTube and on Facebook with over 900 views
  • Published the first Mundo Azteca, the Spanish section of the newspaper, story on the cover
  • Increased Mundo Azteca’s social media following by 242 followers and was responsible for all published content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

 Staff Writer

 The Daily Aztec – San Diego, Calif.

January 2016-present

  • Wrote, “Total Frat Move website, Instagram degrades women at SDSU,” an opinion piece that reached over 1,000 views, spurred a research study and is cited in that study lead by a media and sexuality professor at SDSU

Awards

San Diego Society of Professional Journalists 2017 Awards

  • First place award for a college media multicultural story in English and Spanish

Affiliations

NAHJ SD/TJ Chapter 

  • Serve on the scholarship committee

  NAHJ at SDSU

  • Founder and president of the student chapter in 2017
  • Organized “Know your rights” event highlighting student journalists’ rights to cover events on campus, protests and student government

Education

San Diego State University                                                               

Expected graduation May 2017

  • Bachelor of Arts in journalism and minor in political science