I am a journalist and producer experienced in television news, digital video and live journalism events. At present, I am the senior producer at POLITICO Live where I conceive and produce on-stage news conversations for Live events ranging from daylong summits to panels with Washington newsmakers. In this role, I have produced interviews with White House officials, members of Congress and governors on topics such as the opioid abuse crisis, artificial intelligence and climate change. A typical day involves collaborating with reporters and editors across the newsroom in addition to working with the revenue team, which oversees sponsorship for Live events.
Prior to POLITICO, I worked at The Washington Post where I was part of the team that re-launched its video operation. I worked as the digital video editor and producer on the Metro desk, which covers the Washington region and also anchors coverage of national scope, such as social issues, education, religion and transportation. While at The Post, I was part of the team that earned a national Emmy nomination for Obama's Legacy, a series which documented pivotal moments in President Obama’s time in the White House. I started out my journalism career working at the CBS television stations in Chicago and Dallas. I graduated cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication and was a recipient of an Investigative Journalism Fellowship at American University’s School of Communication where I earned a Master of Arts in journalism. I am currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Before Univision and Telemundo morphed into the media powerhouses that they are today, these outlets were invisible to most of America. But not to Latino families like mine. In the early years after we moved to Miami from the Dominican Republic, it was a ritual to watch these newscasts.
Like many other immigrant families, we relied on them to find our sense of place in our new country. That’s when the journalism bug hit me. I came to view journalists as trustworthy and respected figures who could be relied on to provide information. I wanted to be one of them.
I moved to Washington, D.C. sight unseen to study politics and journalism at The George Washington University. While at GW, I completed internships at MSNBC, NBC 4 Washington, Capitol Hill and The Wall Street Journal Europe/Dow Jones Newswires while also working every semester through the work-study program. I succeeded in graduating Cum Laude from the University Honors Program as I pursued my ambition to work in the news business. My first full-time job out of college was working in politics and I quickly realized journalism was where I belonged. My favorite stories to produce involve politics (still love politics!) in addition to culture and social issues.
Although I remain a news junkie, these days I am increasingly drawn to the business side of media, entrepreneurship and technology. I am currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Businessto leverage my journalism experience into a strategy and entrepreneurial role in the media industry. Outside of work, I am a meditator, a yogi, a reformer Pilates aficionado, enjoy doing solo trips and love finding a cozy non-chain coffee shop to hang in.