I went from a full-time journalist to climate advocate in less than eight months. Basically, that is how I describe my present career transition.
Presently I am a part-time diversity coordinator 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 for our proposed solution – carbon fee and dividend. I officially joined a team of dedicated professionals in February 2018.
When I am not devoting my time to CCL and also advocating for the environment as a recent Climate Reality leader.
I spend the other half of time as a contributing writer to Al Día, the Spanish paper of The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas. From 2014 to 2017, I covered local news full-time for Al Día and also spent a year as their business columnist. Now I provide weekly information for their community calendar and write entertainment pieces.
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), 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.
I am also a proud parent of a wonderful young adult, now in her second year in college. In my free time, I enjoy ballroom dancing, writing poetry, taking photos and supporting any local environmental cause.
Thank you for stopping by!