As a little girl, I watched my mother rummage through the couches of our Bronx apartment in an attempt to compile enough change to buy my sisters and me dinner. I witnessed her bravery, her willingness to disregard labels and a dream job for the betterment of our family. By doing so, my mother lovingly and gracefully paved the way for me to go after my dreams.
Flash-forward more than twenty years: I leaped at the opportunity to move from New York City to California — a state I vehemently dreamed of calling home. As the Social Reporter at The Desert Sun, I aim to tell stories that resonate, inform and help the community of the Coachella Valley.
When things get hard, I know I will stumble. Yet, the more hardships I endure, the harder I fight to prevail. If nothing else, the sting of rejection has taught me to adapt.
Through words and visuals, I strive to tell the story of a woman determined to rise.
[ ARTICLES ]
Cranston Fire Evacuees Wait In Banning High School (The Desert Sun)
California Is The Best State To Raise An LGBTQ+ Family, Study Shows (The Desert Sun)
I Don't Want Children (Huffington Post) - went viral: 37,000+ Facebook likes
Open Letter To Donald Trump (Huffington Post)
Not Enough Hispanics In The Media: Discrimination Or Lack Of Applicants? (Huffington Post)
Surprise! English Is Not The Only American Language (Latina/Huffington Post)
Why A Staycation Is A Great Option (LatinTRENDS)
[ NEWS VIDEOS/PACKAGES ]
Reporting On The Cranston Fire From Idyllwild, California (The Desert Sun: Facebook Live) - 21K views
Reporting From The Holy Fire Press Conference In Irvine, California (USA Today/The Desert Sun: Facebook Live) - 20K views
Community Health Center Week (BronxNet TV)
Don't Tell Anyone, A Film On Being Undocumented (BronxNet TV)
[ INTERVIEWS ]
Adrienne Bailon, The Real Daytime Talk Show Host (LatinTRENDS)
Natti Natasha, Singer-Songwriter (LatinTRENDS)
Henry Santos, Singer-Songwriter (LatinTRENDS)
[ EVENTS ]
American Masters: The Boomer List Press Conference (feat. Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall & Comedian John Leguizamo)
The Book Of Life Press Conference (feat. Channing Tatum)
Winter's Tale New York City Press Conference (feat. Colin Farrell & Jennifer Connelly)
[ Reel/promo ]
THE RIGHT WOMAN