Hola! Welcome to my site. Here are some key things about me:
What I'm up to at the moment
I'll be leading digital strategy at the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, California, starting in late February 2018.
I'm also serving on the NAHJ board of directors as Region 8. I represent the West Coast and serve on the membership committee. I also spoke at SXSW 2017 about elevating the next generation of journalists of color.
My past life
I was digital editor at the Los Angeles Times, where I assisted the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. I also worked with the engagement team, managing The Times social media. I was a fill-in producer -- both radio and digital -- at KPCC and produced radio pieces for The Frame, focusing on entertainment news and culture.
My work has aired on KPCC, KCRW and has appeared at Marketplace, NPR.org, voxxi.com, Hispanic Link, univision34.com and the award-winning multimedia project, Borderzine.
What I enjoy covering
As a reporter, I've covered Latino issues, the LGBTQ community, immigration, politics, technology, the arts and health in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Programs I've participated in
In 2013, I participated in the McCormick's Specialized Reporting Institute on Immigration in El Paso, Texas. Journalists from all over the U.S. were taught new methods on how to report on immigration including data analysis, story sourcing and trends. I was also chosen to be an AIR New Voices Scholar for the PRPC in Atlanta.
I'm an alumnus of the Scripps Howard Foundation internship program in Washington, D.C. at the Hispanic Link News Service, where I reported on national Latino topics. I was a UNITY 2012 Student Projects fellow and past NAHJ Ruben Salazar Scholarship recipient.
Back in the day...
I graduated from California State University, Northridge, where I was a reporter and editor of school publications — the Daily Sundial and El Nuevo Sol, the bilingual multimedia project.