I’m seeking a role that utilizes the communication and design skills that I’ve already honed in community journalism.
I’m currently seeking a company to grow with using my writing, visual media and storytelling skills I have honed as a newspaper multimedia reporter. Currently, I am a staff photographer and in this role, I am responsible for researching, planning, and executing short-term and long-term multimedia projects and written content for three newspapers spanning the Rio Grande Valley in addition to magazine publications. Our content has a large focus on data such as communicating immigration trends and political policy impact and breaking down complicated COVID-19 data and hospitalization occupancy numbers. I am also responsible for writing between 4 to 8 stories per month and crafting long-term photo essays around national issues and daily life in the Rio Grande Valley. Crafting compelling stories using data, photography, and video is something I love because it makes news interactive and engaging for our readers.
Before working for the Brownsville Herald, I was the staff photographer at the San Marcos Daily Record, a newspaper that publishes seven editions per week. I was responsible for daily photo content, long-term photo projects, video content, and features in addition to planning out special magazine and chamber of commerce content and features.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Masters in Journalism, with an emphasis in visual storytelling. Before this, I graduated from Texas State University- San Marcos with a BFA in studio practices focusing on photography. Before my position at the paper, I worked as an intern and photo assistant for Matt Rainwaters Photography working in freelance editorial and commercial photography, and at the University Star as the assistant photo editor. I am hardworking, curious, friendly, and committed to whatever I put myself to.