I am a journalist born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.

Sophomore year of high school I moved to Miami, Florida, and now I’ve traded the beach and the heat for the mountains and the chilly breeze of North Carolina.

At UNC-Chapel Hill, I’m the assistant editor for investigations for the Daily Tar Heel. I used to cover crime and general assignment last year. During the summer I went back to Florida, where I interned at the Orlando Sentinel‘s Breaking News Desk and last spring I was a general assignment intern for The Herald-Sun.

I was the editor-in-chief of The Reporter, the student newspaper at Miami Dade College during my sophomore year. I covered breaking news, general assignments and human interest features. I factchecked and copyedited the newspaper, while managing the News and Briefing sections — but the sweat and tears were worth it. The paper won first place in the Florida College System Publications Association in October.

During my first year at UNC, I helped produce Carolina Now as well as its Spanish counterpart Carolina Ahora, cohosted  Radio LatiJam and edited stories in Spanish for The Durham VOICE.

I’ve also freelanced for HuffPostDistintas Latitudes and reported for MDC In Focus.

Banner image courtesy of Victoria Perez.