I went from a full-time journalist to climate advocate in less than eight months. Basically, that is how I describe my career transition.
Presently I am the Diversity & Inclusion Director for Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), an organization devoted to finding climate solutions. I started as a volunteer in August 2017, learning what I needed to know to be able to talk to friends, local and national government officials to advocate on behalf of an idea then called – carbon fee and dividend. I officially joined a team of dedicated professionals part-time on February 2018. A year later, I walked into my new role to help my organization with diversity and inclusion.
When I am not devoting my time to CCL and also advocating for the environment as a Climate Reality leader.
From 2014 to 2017, I covered local news full-time for Al Día, the Spanish-language paper of The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas. My work included community news and some business writing. When I left the field in 2017, I became one of their freelancers, working remotely to continue to help inform the community I had become to love for some many years.
Prior to Al Día, I wrote stories and managed the social media pages for El Hispano News in Dallas. I also spent six years as a business reporter and three of those years as a Sunday columnist for the Denton Record-Chronicle.
My writings and experience in public relations, community work, and education have trained me for the position I have today. It is quite a journey and one that I am very much enjoying.
I continue as a proud member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), an alumni of American University and the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism. I was previously the president of the Hispanic Communicators DFW, the North Texas Chapter of NAHJ in Dallas. Since I have been in Florida I have connected with many local organizations to learn what is happening in the community around me and volunteer when I can.
I am also a proud parent of a wonderful young adult who is also a college student. During my free time, I enjoy ballroom dancing, writing poetry, taking photos and supporting any local environmental cause.
Thank you for stopping by!