Education & Skills

The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Journalism
2004 – 2008

Austin Community College

Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe InCopy, Microsoft Office, WordPress CMS, Joomla CMS

Experience: Writing & Editing

Managing Editor at Austin Vida
March 2009 – Present | Austin, Texas | austinvida.com
Austin Vida is an online magazine that caters to the local Latino community. I edit stories, help steer coverage and shoot/edit photos and videos.

Writer (Freelance) at Double Stereo
May 2009 – March 2010 | Austin, Texas | www.doublestereo.com
I wrote freelance interview pieces for this online music publication. I covered major festivals, such as Warped Tour, Mayhem Festival and Fun Fun Fun Fest. I also produced videos.

Reporter (Internship) at The Wall Street Journal
June 2008 – August 2008 | Dallas, Texas
As an intern for the Dallas bureau of The Wall Street Journal, I wrote and reported stories about fuel prices, consumer interests and the economy. I also shot video.

Associate News Editor at The Daily Texan
August 2007 – December 2007 | Austin, Texas
As an assignment editor, working alongside two other assignment editors, we brainstormed story ideas and edited raw copy. Student copy allowed for plenty of editing practice. My lead-writing ability improved drastically, as I had to rewrite many leads.

Business Reporter (Dow Jones Newspaper Fund) at The Denver Post
June 2007 – August 2007 | Denver, Colorado
My business desk internship was sponsored by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. After a week-long Dow Jones training workshop in New York, I joined the Post and covered retail, food and small business. I also wrote about travel and alternative energy.

Reporter (Internship) at Laredo Morning Times
June 2006 – August 2006 | Laredo, Texas
My first newspaper internship was on the border, in Laredo, Texas. As a general assignment reporter, I wrote dailies, but my biggest responsibility was writing 23 personal features for the Times' annual United Way booklet. The collection spotlighted various Laredo nonprofits by telling the stories of people who have been helped by the nonprofits.

Experience: Multimedia

Videographer (Freelance) at Blastro Networks
May 2011 – Present | Austin, Texas | www.blastro.com
I'm a freelance videographer for Blastro Networks, which bills itself as "the Internet's leading independent music video network."

Multimedia Producer at Red River Noise
March 2010 – Present | Austin, Texas | www.redrivernoise.com
I shoot and edit videos and photos for this online music magazine. I co-founded this website with my business partner, Ian Morales.

Videographer at INsite Austin
October 2008 – September 2009 | Austin, Texas | vimeo.com/insiteaustin
I filmed INsite Austin magazine's INsite Nights, a monthly concert series.

Videographer at Switchburn.com
August 2008 – January 2009 | Austin, Texas | twitter.com/switchburn
I shot video using three-chip mini-DV cameras. Switchburn filmed live music in Austin, Texas – the Live Music Capital of the World.

Videographer/Webmaster at Adelante Newspaper
January 2008 – May 2008 | Austin, Texas | adelanteonline
Adelante was a grassroots print publication assembled entirely by student volunteers and distributed for free around the UT campus. I set up a website for Adelante (adelanteonline.wordpress.com). I also produced video for the website, in addition to writing and copy editing for print.

Experience: Marketing & PR

Blogger / Founder at 'NITES, a Blog for Austinites
September 2008 – January 2011 | Austin, Texas | www.nitesblog.com
I launched this journalistic blog to cover the local independent music scene in Austin. Notoriety from this blog led to business opportunities that included co-owning Austin Vida and co-founding Red River Noise.

Online Marketing and Social Media Specialist at Justice Records
May 2009 – January 2010 | Austin, Texas | justicerecords.net
Justice Records was a locally owned music label with an internationally renowned and respected roster of artists. I was in charge of building Justice a blog from scratch, as well as coordinating a blogging and social media campaign.

Communication Assistant at American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
January 2007 – May 2007 | Austin, Texas | www.aclutx.org
I assisted the ACLU of Texas' communication director during the '07 legislative session. I wrote media advisories and put together media contact lists. I was also tasked with reading newspapers and scanning the internet for coverage related to the ACLU and ACLU-related issues such as immigration, free speech, criminal justice, etc.

Experience: Customer Service, Etc.

Enumerator at U.S. Census Bureau
March 2010 – July 2010 | Austin, Texas
I knocked on doors and helped residents fill out Census forms, which required plenty of patience, persistence and antiperspirant.

Page Assistant at Harry Ransom Center Reading Room
January 2006 – December 2006 | Austin, Texas
I pulled materials for patrons at this world-renowned research library. The center is home to manuscripts, letters, and first editions from famous novelists and poets. It also houses the Woodward and Bernstein collection.

Stacks Assistant at Benson Latin American Collection
January 2005 – December 2005 | Austin, Texas
I assisted patrons, re-shelved books and helped with special projects at one of the nation's largest libraries dedicated solely to Latin American literature, history and social science.

Student Volunteer at Laredo Public Library
September 2002 – December 2002 | Laredo, Texas
During my senior year of high school, I was a library volunteer, assisting patrons and shelving books.

After School Program Assistant at West Lenoir School of Technology
September 2001 – December 2001 | Lenoir, North Carolina
I tutored elementary school students (grades 3 to 5) at this after school program. I helped them understand their homework and led activities and games.


Available upon request.