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EDUCATION

20162017
New York University

Master's Degree, Multimedia Journalism

  • Master's Scholar Award Recipient, Merit-based full scholarship
  • Concentration, Reporting the Nation and New York Program
    • Conducted field reports from Washington D.C., PA, CA, NV and TX
    • Reporting expertise: Education, Immigration, and Race and Ethnicity
20132016
Columbia University in The City of New York

Bachelor's Degree, Political Science, and Study of Ethnicity and Race

Senior Thesis:  "The Latino Journalism Gap: Critical Inquiry Into Professional Pipelines and Inclusion of Latinos in Journalism",

Advisor:  Prof. Frances Negron-Muntaner,  Thesis Review: Prof. Ed Morales

  • Member, University Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce
  • Political Chair, Chicanx Caucus at Columbia University

SKILLS

  • Spanish language fluency
  • Photography, Video and Audio production
  • Adobe Suite: Premier, Audition, Lightroom, and AfterEffects
  • Data Journalism (Java & SQL queries)
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Knowledge of  social media platforms and newsgathering  tools 
  • Familiar with news content management systems

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

2018Present
NBC Universal 

Diversity Coordinator for NBC News and MSNBC

  • Direct report to Senior Vice President of NBC News and MSNBC
  • Liaison between the News Diversity Team  and Comcast Diversity Team 
  • Research, analyze, and create quarterly and yearly  reports on trends for all reported data about diversity and inclusion in the News Division for  News  Division executive leadership and NBC Universal Comcast leadership
  • Coordinate News Diversity presence at conferences and conventions
  • Produce internal events, panels, and editorial briefings to support diverse news coverage
  • Provide a diverse editorial lens in the newsroom and at editorial meetings
  • Produce quarterly newsletter for News Group and company partners to showcase programming and editorial lenses. 
  • Support and co-produce programming with Employee Resource Groups to develop programming that fosters an inclusive work culture
  • Produce and Publish stories across platforms that elevate diverse storytelling
20142017
Bylines with NBC News, NPR's Latino USA, Al-Jazeera, and Narratively

Idependent Journalist

  • Bylines with NBC News, NPR's Latino USA, Al-Jazeera, Salon, and Narratively. Coverage areas: Immigration, Education, Latino Community, 2016 Presidential Election, and Pres.Trump's first 100 Days in office
20162017
Pavement Pieces, NYU Publication, New York, NY

Web Producer, Social Media Manager, Contributor

  • Edited articles
  • Selected, managed, and prioritized topics for 14 reporters
  • Managed social media presence for Reporting the Nation on Twitter
  • Pitched, shot, edited, and promoted stories on: immigration, race&ethnicity, politics, business, and education
2017
NYU Now Digital Newscast

Digital Content Producer and Reporter

  • Supported development of weekly rundown for NYU Digital newscast
  • Pitched, shot, edited, and produced weekly content
  • Conducted live interviews

OTHER RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

20112012
Alliance for a Better Community

Community Engagement Program Coordinator

  • Liaison between key stakeholders in K-12 education at the state and local level 
  • Conducted research and data analysis to prepare community-driven education policy recommendations in Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Developed a curriculum to engage key stakeholders in emerging education strategies
  • Organized large-scale events for families in the Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Supervised community outreach team and volunteers
  • Areas of focus: Census 2010 Redistricting and education policy reform efforts in LAUSD. 
20102011
Innercity Struggle

Familias Unidas Program Coordinator

  • Led community organizing and base-building for the adult component of an intergenerational capacity building strategy in East Los Angeles
  • Liaison between grassroots groups, local elected officials, and partner organizations
  • Developed surveys, conducted research, and analyzed data for policy recommendations around education, health, and economic development policy impacting the Latino community at the local and state level
  • Facilitated monthly community assemblies (80+ attendees) to brief parents and students about issues and policy impacting communities of color in the Los Angeles area
  • Developed curriculums to engage local residents in civic engagement efforts
  • Organized large scale community events for families  in the Greater  Los Angeles Area 
  • Supervised team of community organizers and outreach volunteers
  • Areas of focus: K-12 Policy, Civic Engagement, Restorative Justice, California Endowment Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 2019 NBC Universal GEM Award for Contributions to News Diversity
  • 2017 and 2016 NAHJ Ruben Salazar Scholarship Award
  • 2017 Columbia University Latinx Constituency Distinguished Alumnus
  • 2015  Special Recognition for Academic Excellence, Columbia University
  • 2015 Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs Leadership Award 

INTERNSHIPS

2017
NBC New York

Digital News Intern

  • Published digital stories for nbcnewyork.com
  • Pitched, shot and edited video
  •  Produced episodes of "Listen While You Wait," a podcast about New York City's transportation system
  •  Conducted interviews for NBC4 and Telemundo 47 for joint coverage of Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico. Interviewed Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz and U.S. Border Patrol
2017
Futuro Media Group

Digital News Intern

  • Created digital posts and supported weekly audience engagement for NPR's Latino USA and In The Thick Podcast, through all social media platforms
  • Pitched and published breaking news and features  for Latino USA,  covering arts and culture, tech, and  immigration
2014
Univision's Hablando Claro con Ruben Luengas

Production Assistant

  • Supported the development of the daily rundown for political and business stories in the United States and Latin America
  • Developed weekly pitches for show and identified guests

MEMBERSHIP

  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
  • Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting
  • National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP)
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) 
  • Online News Association (ONA)
  • National Association for LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA)

I encourage the practice of authentic daily interaction between people of diverse backgrounds in the newsroom. 

I champion diversity, inclusion, and equity in storytelling.