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...and I leaped at the opportunity to relocate from New York City to California, a state I used to dream of calling home.
As the Social/Breaking News Reporter (and at times producer) for The Desert Sun, I aim to tell stories that resonate with the community of the Coachella Valley. As a producer, I assist with the print and digital production side, managing the website fronts, pushing content throughout social media platforms and utilizing Newsgate to help plan the layout for the next day's newspaper. From breaking news to health to politics, my storytelling capabilities expand well beyond my comfort zone.
Put simply, my goal is to absorb as much knowledge as possible in order to become a versatile powerhouse within the industry.
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)
[ 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)