I’m a journalist in Corpus Christi, Texas.
I am currently focused on culture, arts and entertainment reporting for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and the USA Today Network.
In the past three years at the South Texas publication, I have covered breaking news, crime, and written features with a focus on digital storytelling for Caller.com.
After covering crime for two years, I was promoted to report on my interests in the city’s arts and its rich culture — all while implementing more digital storytelling tools, including more video.
I select the day-to-day content for VivaCC, the Caller-Times entertainment section.
In an effort to engage with our readers on our social media platforms, I’ve contributed to our ‘Off The Record’ Facebook Live sessions, which allows local artists to showcase their music in our newsroom.
I’ve also helped produce many Facebook Live videos including, Hurricane Harvey coverage, Q&As in our studio, How-To videos, and breaking news.
As part of a team focused on quality journalism I’ve helped with projects like our domestic violence series, Behind Broken Doors and most recently on Dreams On Hold, which will focus on telling the stories of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
Our project, Dreams on Hold is expected to be released for readers to access online in December 2017.
As part of the Dreams On Hold team, I’m spearheading a podcast component, which will be a first for the Caller-Times.
I studied journalism at Del Mar College and briefly at the University of Texas at Arlington.
At Del Mar College in Corpus Christi I was the managing editor of the student, publication, “The Foghorn” and at UTA I covered the city of Arlington for the student publication, “The Shorthorn”.
I was born in Tampico, Mexico and moved to Corpus Christi with my family in 2001.
I am fluent in Spanish but I appreciate the beauty of Spanglish and speak it as much as I can.