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  Journalism Experience

Tampa Bay Newspapers
Semionle, Fla.
Editor, Largo Leader
October – Present

– Coordinat the layout and content of the weekly publication centered around Largo, Fla.
– Covered the city's governement, crime and events in news stories, features and photographs.

Editor, Pinellas Park Beacon
August 2010 – October 2012
Reporter, Palm Habor Beacon & Dunedin Beacon
Freelance Writer
St. Cloud, Fla.
Demand Media Studios
June – August 2010
  Wrote tourism, technology and governmental articles for and
Osceola News-Gazette
Kissimmee, Fla.
Staff Writer, City Reporter
March 2007 – June 2010


– Covered Kissimmee and St. Cloud city governments as well as crime in Osceola County.
– Wrote a number of feature and investigative stories beyond assigned beat.
Online Content Administrator
March 2008 – June 2010
  – Introduced and implemented new media options to the newspaper's coverage of local news.
– Improved the newspaper's online presence, uploading and maintaining multimedia content.
Hola Osceola Writer
March 2009– June 2010
  – Reported on local news for the Spanish-speaking community in Osceola County.
People en Español
New York City, N.Y.
Editorial Intern
June – August 2006
  – Worked directly with the Fashion and Beauty Director to report trends in the Latino market.
– Coordinated editorial content, photos and sources for a September special issue.
U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project
Austin, Texas
Co-Author of A Legacy Greater Than Words
January 2005 – May 2006
  – Used first-person sources, historical research to write stories of the Latino WWII generation.
– Organized information from more than 500 interviews into an electronic database.
Texas Monthly
Austin, Texas
Editorial Intern
January – May 2006
  – Wrote and researched descriptions for online “Around the State” monthly event listings.
– Researched background information for feature stories.
The Daily Texan
Austin, Texas
Feature Writer, General Assignment Reporter
September 2004 – December 2005
– Specialized in reporting on alternative communities and movements in Austin.
– Joined the Features staff in June ‘05.
The Light of Day Project
Austin, Texas
Freedom of Information Act Foundation of Texas
January – August 2005
– Investigated the University of Texas 's compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.
– Consolidated campus-wide statistics using databases to write an investigative story.
The Latino Reporter
Fort Worth, Texas
Summer 2005
Participated in the publication for the National Association of Hispanic Journalists convention.
-- Reported on the women disappearing in Juarez, Mexico and the advocate for their cause.
The Texas Journalist
Austin, Texas
Fall 2004 & Fall 2005
  Participated in the School of Journalism publication at the University of Texas at Austin.
-- Reported on the 2004 elections and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
– Bachelor of Journalism, specializing in print journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
– Overall grade point average: 3.4
Spring 2004
IES Study Abroad
Buenos Aires, Argentina
    – Literature classes: Universidad de Buenos Aires
– Language study: Instituto de Lenguas Vivas
Additional Skills
Experience in Web design, multimedia and online newspaper layout
– Fluent speaker and writer in Spanish and beginner skills in standard Arabic
– Experience in digital photojournalism, Dreamweaver, FileMaker Pro and Photoshop CS2
– Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign and Quark