I’ve been writing news stories since my eight-grade English teacher signed me up to compete in a journalism contest after a slot opened up at the last minute. I had very little clue about what I was doing then,but I haven’t been able to shake it since.
In high school,I became more involved with journalism,at the school paper and yearbook. And so when I began my second year at the University of Texas at El Paso,I sought work at student newspaper,The Prospector.
I’m currently a senior at UTEP,where I’m double majoring in Spanish and English and American literature. I grew up in El Paso,Texas,and the neighboring Ciudad Juárez,México.
At The Prospector,I have been a reporter and copy editor for two years,covering entertainment,news and university matters. I was also editor in chief of its sister bilingual publication,Minero Magazine,for which I translated and reported in Spanish on the effects of bullying,the arts and race relations.
I also contribute to the El Paso life and style magazine,The City Magazine,where I write about local business owners and upcoming events.
Last summer,I interned with Newspaper Tree,an El Paso online newspaper that had just relaunched as a nonprofit. I covered the Ciudad Juárez mayoral elections,construction around the city,immigration and film.