My History with Journalism
My interest in journalism first began in 2014 when I first joined the school newspaper and yearbook during my sophomore year at Seminole High School. Throughout the years not only was I able to work on my photography, but I also was able to learn how to: write articles, use Adobe Software, edit videos, and more. Being a part of both The Seminole Newspaper and the Salmagundi staff allowed me to begin exploring my love for communications.
During my year on staff, the yearbook published volume 106 of Salmagundi. The book won many awards including All-Florida Rating by Florida Scholastic Press Association, First-Class Rating by National Scholastic Press Association, and the Gold Medalist Columbia Student Press Association. After one year on the yearbook staff, I decided to become a full-time Newsie and dedicate my attention solely to The Seminole Newspaper.
I first fell in love with journalism in 2014 while working for the Seminole High School newspaper staff and yearbook staff to tell the stories of high schoolers attending Seminole High’s halls. Being a part of both the Seminole Newspaper and the Salmagundi allowed me to start exploring my love for storytelling.
After I first joined the staffs my sophomore year, I was able to document moments and memories through photography, learn how to write articles, explore using Adobe Software, and more.
During my time on the staff, the yearbook published volume 106 of Salmagundi. The book won many awards including, All-Florida Rating by Florida Scholastic Press Association, First-Class Rating by National Scholastic Press Association, and the Gold Medalist Columbia Student Press Association. After one year on the yearbook staff, I decided to become a full-time Newsie and dedicate my attention solely on The Seminole Newspaper.
At the end of my junior year, my English teacher convinced me to apply for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the school paper. I applied and was granted the position. During my year as EIC of the Seminole Newspaper, I was in charge of a staff of 16 students. Together, we published many articles and produced many photo galleries. We also produced the first print publications our paper has had after being fully online for several years. This year on staff is what truly assured me that I wanted a career as a journalist.
My freshman year in college at Florida International University, I immediately joined FIU Student Media to write for the newspaper publication PantherNOW as an opinion writer. At the end of my first year on staff, I was awarded “2018 Best Opinion Writer.”
I worked and interned with several publications during my time at FIU including Inspicio, ArtBurst, the Miami Times, CADA and more covering entertainment, politics, and health.
I have gained valuable leadership skills by working as the editor-in-chief of the Seminole Newspaper, promotions and recruitment director for Florida International University (FIU) Student Media, executive producer of the SFMN show South Florida Access and chapter president of the Phi Gamma chapter of Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc.
My experiences have prepared me for a life as a storyteller and artist.