Karissa Rodriguez

Freelance journalist & photographer

United States

My name is Karissa Rodriguez. I am a 27-year-old freelance journalist and photographer located in the vibrant city of Austin, Texas.

I am a jack-of-all-trades type of gal in the world in journalism. With experience as the former editor-in-chief of Austin Community College's student-run newspaper, the Accent, I have a journalism skill set in writing, photography, multimedia, and designing.

My passion for all things journalism began in high school over 10 years ago. Since working on my high school newspaper and graduating in 2004, I have worked as a photographer, writer, web editor, photo editor, page design intern, and editor-in-chief.

To view or download my resume, please click on the following link.

Karissa Rodriguez Resume by Karissa Rodriguez



Accent Newspaper
Prematurity Awareness column

As I got used to writing columns, I decided to write a very personal column about my experience giving birth to my daughter prematurely for prematurity awareness month.


Accent Newspaper
Going out with a bang

For this shoot, I was assigned to take photos of Austin Community College's student chefs preparing their last dinner service of the semester.

Accent Newspaper
Annual Latino Connection event

Photography assignment shooting Austin Community College's Latino Connection event where local employers and organizations were available for students to speak to.

Accent Newspaper
Constitution Day Debate

My first photo assignment as a staff photographer for the Accent shooting Austin Community College's annual constitution day debate event. The photo in the clipping was the main photo on the front page of this edition.