About Me

Places I've lived and worked

I live at the foothills of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado. While pursuing my bachelor's degree, I found my passion in design -- which has led to my career in the online media and newspaper industry. For over 10 years, I have led the creative direction for digital and print news presentations for five Colorado news products owned by Clarity Media Group in Denver. Now I'm a fully remote senior designer and copy editor for Hearst Newspapers, working on the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News. I enjoy bringing ideas to life through prototyping and generating creative solutions to enhance user experience.

Digital products and publications I've worked on

I have worked in the journalism industry since 2000. Here are some of the digital product and news publication teams I've been a part of:

Projects I've worked on

USER RESEARCH ON NEWS MOBILE APP: I conducted user research to analyze how readers engage with premium content via The Denver Gazette's mobile app.
REDESIGN OF NEWS WEBSITE:  I led The Gazette's digital team through the preliminary phases for the gazette.com redesign project.
FITNESS COLUMN: I wrote an ongoing fitness column called, "Fitness Diaries," for The Gazette in Colorado Springs. I provided readers with advice on how to improve their health and lifestyle, while also sharing my experiences as a nationally certified fitness professional.  

Award-winning work

I designed the three-part investigative series, "Other than Honorable," which received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting.
Throughout my career, I've been awarded FIRST PLACE honors in design, multimedia presentation and writing from the following national, regional and state competitions:
  • Society of News Design
  • Best of the West
  • Colorado Press Association
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Florida Society of News Editors 

My education

MASTER OF SCIENCE in Information and Communications Technology (2018)
  • University of Denver
  • Concentration in Web Design and Development 
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Mass Communications
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Emphasis in Journalism

Organizations

To keep up with the latest trends in the digital media, design and journalism industry, I have been an active member in the following organizations for several years:
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) 
  • Society of News Design (SND)
  • Online News Association (ONA)
  • The Society of Editing (ACES)