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Valeria Olivares

Multimedia Journalist

Location icon United States

I’m a bilingual, multimedia journalism and film student at UT El Paso with video, audio, photo and editing experience.

I interned at the San Antonio Express-News and Rain Media, an independent documentary production company featured in FRONTLINE, over the summer of 2019.

I’m currently the editor in chief for my college newspaper, The Prospector, an occasional contributor for Borderzine and an NAHJ member.

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San Antonio woman's disappearance is a mystery

As a child, Cecilia Huerta Gallegos nursed injured animals back to health, her sister recalls. As an adult, she's known as a doting mother and a compassionate nursing assistant who's gentle with the elderly residents in her care. It's not like her to let others worry about her, friends and family say.

Yuri Sheykhet, 85, took his violin around the world

For Yuri Sheykhet, a man whose life was enveloped by classical music, the violin was like an extension of his body. Sheykhet, 85, a longtime violinist in the Moscow Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, died of heart disease complications on June 7 in San Antonio, where he had lived since 2001.

Juarez dining scene gets Cuban touch amid migrant surge

JUAREZ, Mexico - Cuban migrants waiting their turn to seek asylum in the U.S. are finding some comfort at Little Habana, a restaurant serving homestyle Cuban food in this city on the border next to El Paso, Texas.

Photo Gallery: Trump Rally in El Paso

Thousands of cheering people joined President Donald Trump for a Make American Great Again rally - his first of the year - at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday evening while thousands more outside the building watched his speech on a big screen erected in the parking lot.

Young fans voice their support for Beto O'Rourke

By Valeria Olivares Among the crowd of nearly 4,000, many young people joined the rally to support Beto O'Rourke as he launched his presidential campaign at El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke "has, overall, great views for young people and pretty much for everybody," said 14-year-old Ethan James Rosenbaum from Phoenix, Ariz.

International commuters worry about possible border shutdown

By Marisol Chavez and Valeria Olivares University of Texas at El Paso students are experiencing as long as five hours to cross from Juarez and are becoming more anxious as President Donald Trump threatens to close the border.

The Prospector
Border challenges increase due to migrant influx

The southwest border of the United States has encountered a record increase in the amount of unauthorized entries of migrant families, presenting significant challenges to the border region as various organizations struggle to deal with the influx. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S.

The Prospector
Woo decides to come out

Dee Woo, one of UTEP's longest standing faculty members in the Department of Communication has publicly come out as transgender. Dee, whose given name is Dennis, was born a male in 1955. She graduated from UTEP in 1976 with a degree in Mass Communication and proceeded to work in the broadcasting business for more than...

The Prospector
Protest arises from Heather Wilson's visit

Students and faculty gathered to protest UTEP's succeeding president as the sole finalist held a press conference within the university's campus. "We are here, gathering, to express our concern and to ask for the withdrawal of Heather Wilson as candidate for the president of UTEP," said Kaelin Waler, a senator at large for UTEP's Student...

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