Photo by Robert Jaccoi

Photo by Robert Jaccoi

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.




Cranston Fire Evacuees Wait In Banning High School (The Desert Sun)

Palm Springs Police Department Uses Social Media To 'Humanize The Badge' (The Desert Sun)

Family Separations At The Border Spark National Conversations On Immigration (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)

How Adrienne Bailon Really Feels About Rob Kardashian's Engagement To Blac Chyna (Latina)

What It's Really Like To Have A Miscarriage (Latina)

Why A Staycation Is A Great Option (LatinTRENDS)

10 Things You Really Need To Know About Santería (Latina)

Chicano Creates Satirical "Make America Mexico Again" Cap To Mock Donald Trump (Latina)

Jessica Alba's The Honest Co. Under Fire (Again) For Partly Synthetic Baby Formula (Latina)

10 Saints Latinos Pray To And What They Represent (Latina)



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

#DropYoSelfie Movement Inspires The Community To Give Back (BronxNet TV)

Community Health Center Week (BronxNet TV)

Don't Tell Anyone, A Film On Being Undocumented (BronxNet TV)

Ghetto Film School, A Nonprofit Providing Youth With Access To Creative Resources (BronxNet TV)

Hunts Point Alliance For Children, An Education-Focused Youth Development Organization (BronxNet TV)



Adrienne Bailon, The Real Daytime Talk Show Host (LatinTRENDS)

Natti Natasha, Singer-Songwriter (LatinTRENDS)

Henry Santos, Singer-Songwriter (LatinTRENDS)



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)

Devious Maids Actress Ana Ortiz Spokesperson For Merck Consumer Care's Active Family Project

Winter's Tale New York City Press Conference (feat. Colin Farrell & Jennifer Connelly)

Journalist Soledad O'Brien's #IAmLatinoInAmerica Tour


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