Be it working 40 hours Thursday through Sunday and then becoming a full-time student Monday through Wednesday - or having different jobs at the same time - I've had an array of work experiences. Be it content creator, administrative assistant, dog walker, IT support assistant, translator and transcriber, brand and social media manager, the list goes on. However, I've experienced the most professional and personal growth in the field I am most passionate about: journalism. 

Below, you can find some highlights of my work as a journalist.

Associated Press

Vote Entry Operator and Vote Verification Chaser

MAY 20 – JULY ‘20

New York, NY

  • Taking calls via Five9 from AP staff, stringers and journalists at polling sites across the U.S.

  • Following-up with local governments to report and confirm the most accurate Primary Election results

  • Engaging with AP supervisors to assure information accuracy and smooth team leadership

Vote Entry Operator and Web Scraper

OCT 18 – NOV ‘18

New York, NY

  • Scraping and cross-referencing the web live voter results in counties across the U.S. 

  • Working 12-hour overnight shift and prior training sessions for the 2018 Midterm Elections

  • Correlating information with AP staff and other operators assuring fast and accurate updates as polls closed

CBS NEWS

Newspath Intern

JAN 20 – MAY ‘20

New York, NY

  • Logging, translating and marking videos as needed for news reports and scripts

  • Communicating with videographers and producers to assist in on-field and studio shoots

  • Annotating media intake from political debates, caucuses and primaries for internal and affiliate use

National Desk and Weekend News Intern

SEPT 19 – DEC ‘20

New York, NY

  • Logging, translating and marking videos as needed for news reports and scripts

  • Communicating with videographers and producers to assist in on-field and studio shoots

  • Annotating media intake from political debates, caucuses and primaries for internal and affiliate use

NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

Advanced Reporting Honors Seminar: Long-Form Documentary and Multimedia Storytelling

SEPT ‘19 – MAY ‘20

New York, NY   ll   O‘ahu, HI

  • Planning and developing a documentary film about the effects of overtourism in Hawaii

  • Scheduling travel, shoots and interviews on-field around O‘ahu throughout January 2020

  • Producing, editing, and presenting my film One, Two, Many: Overtourism in Hawaii

Hawaii has been a travel hotspot for decades. But how much longer can it run under business as usual? With overtourism disrupting everyday life, how can the Paradise of the Pacific continue to satisfy locals and visitors alike, while preserving its natural harmony?

 

I filmed in Hawaii during January 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out across the United States. Editing and post-production were done from home throughout April and May after NYU closed their facilities for the school year in response to the pandemic.  

 

You can learn more about this film - and watch it - here.

delicious. magazine - AUSTRALIA

Editorial Intern

FEB ‘19 – MAY ‘19

Sydney. AUS

  • Drafting blurbs about ingredients, cooking styles, products, and travel destinations

  • Organizing and archiving delicious.’ monthly print copies and features since 2002 to June 2019

  • Fact-checking travel articles about international locations by Editor in Chief and Travel Reporters

 latin America news dispatch

 "today in latin America"

Content Editor

AUG 18 – DEC ‘18

New York, NY

  • Corresponding daily with staff writers to assign news blurbs via WhatsApp, Slack and email 

  • Editing and fact-checking every lead to assure reporting accuracy and AP Stylebook guidelines

  • Sourcing appropriate copy-righted photos and format newsletter content on Mailchimp and WordPress

Staff Reporter

FEB 18 – AUG ‘18

New York, NY
● Coordinating with staff reporters to update daily blurbs on Mexico-U.S. news New York, NY
● Writing blurbs to update news, following the AP Stylebook and LAND guidelines
● Researching news developments across Latin America through national / international publications

"This land is our land: an immigrants manifesto" 

By suketu mehta

Translator and Transcriber 

JUNE 18 – AUG ‘18

New York, NY

  • Listening and analyzing interviews at the Tijuana border conducted by journalist and writer Suketu Mehta

  • Translating responses and commentary from Spanish to English

  • Transcribing and annotating cultural / political references that translate differently between languages

All content is original unless stated otherwise.

Text, design, and multimedia by Laura S. Diaz

2020

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