Hola! I'm a journalist currently working at The Washington Post as a News Designer where I mostly design and code interactive stories. I've worked inside and outside the newsroom and bring a wealth of experience producing stories in various platforms.
Previously I worked at The San Francisco Chronicle, Hoy; Chicago Tribune's Spanish daily and The Chicago Reporter.
During my time in San Francisco I helped instruct a class on editorial web design and development at the Graduate School of Journalism in UC Berkeley and was the board President of the Bay Area chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Apart from work I was recently listed in Editor & Publisher’s 2019 “25 Under 35: The Future Generation of Newspaper Leaders.”, co-founder of Code Latino Chicago and the Latino Techies Chicago Meetup.
I’m originally from Compton, CA, and graduated from Cal State Fullerton (Go Titans) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photo Communications. During my time at Fullerton I was a photo editor at The Daily Titan. Prior to being a journalism major I was studying Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona (Go Broncos) where I was a photo editor at The Poly Post for two years before I transferred to Fullerton.
Currently serving on the board of the NAHJ DC Chapter and a member of the following orgs: SND, ONA, IRE, AAJA (ally) and NABJ (ally).