May 2012 – Present

Here's a bit about my never-ending stint with NBC News. For two summers, and sporadically throughout my time in university, I wrote human interest stories or breaking news for NBC Latino. As one of the interns, I covered queer news, immigration news and profiled successful Latinos. 

 
 Mexican clothing designer Barbara Sanchez-Kane loudly tackled two divisive political issues in her first New York Fashion Week Men's under her own label.

Mexican clothing designer Barbara Sanchez-Kane loudly tackled two divisive political issues in her first New York Fashion Week Men's under her own label.

 Meet Luis, the 5-Year-Old Math Wiz from 'Little Big Shots'

Meet Luis, the 5-Year-Old Math Wiz from 'Little Big Shots'

 Deputy Sheriff José Salcido of the Wichita, Kansas Police Department made history on Wednesday — twice. He was promoted to deputy police chief, the first Latino and formerly first undocumented person to hold that position.

Deputy Sheriff José Salcido of the Wichita, Kansas Police Department made history on Wednesday — twice. He was promoted to deputy police chief, the first Latino and formerly first undocumented person to hold that position.

 Transgender equality moves forward on both coasts.

Transgender equality moves forward on both coasts.

 ESPN anchor blasted for asking questions in Spanish at Home Run Derby.

ESPN anchor blasted for asking questions in Spanish at Home Run Derby.

    'Part-Time Woman': Vivek Shraya's New Album Creates Its Own Space

 

'Part-Time Woman': Vivek Shraya's New Album Creates Its Own Space

 When Jose Zelaya was 6 years old, while living through the ravages of the civil war in El Salvador, he told his mother that one day he would work for Mickey Mouse. Now he's a character designer at Disney. 

When Jose Zelaya was 6 years old, while living through the ravages of the civil war in El Salvador, he told his mother that one day he would work for Mickey Mouse. Now he's a character designer at Disney. 

 Miguel Padilla is one of 10 people in the world who earned a perfect score on the  Advanced Placement Computer Science A  exam in October 2016. 

Miguel Padilla is one of 10 people in the world who earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam in October 2016. 

 Opinion: I lied about my sexual orientation so I could be a Boy Scout leader. 

Opinion: I lied about my sexual orientation so I could be a Boy Scout leader. 

 Three undocumented LGBT youth honored at NYC Pride Weekend.

Three undocumented LGBT youth honored at NYC Pride Weekend.

 Paralympic fencer reaches for the gold a fourth time.

Paralympic fencer reaches for the gold a fourth time.

 The political landscape will be shifting once President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20th. Young and progressive Latino, Latina and Latinx activists say they will fight and work for the issues that matter to them by concentrating on local activism while building a national network.

The political landscape will be shifting once President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20th. Young and progressive Latino, Latina and Latinx activists say they will fight and work for the issues that matter to them by concentrating on local activism while building a national network.

 The "Everybody Eats" meme started with a teenager and his "pet" deer named Money, and now it's evolved into a non-profit raising funds and gathering supplies for Puerto Rican hurricane victims.

The "Everybody Eats" meme started with a teenager and his "pet" deer named Money, and now it's evolved into a non-profit raising funds and gathering supplies for Puerto Rican hurricane victims.

 'Nancy' Is Public Radio's LGBTQ 'All Things Considered'

'Nancy' Is Public Radio's LGBTQ 'All Things Considered'

 Olympic Profile: Manuel Huerta, the nomadic triathlete.

Olympic Profile: Manuel Huerta, the nomadic triathlete.

 NBC Latino Congratulates: Emily Mujica. This is just one part of a series called "Making Summer Count" in which I had the privilege of interviewing productive, provocative and talented Latino youth. 

NBC Latino Congratulates: Emily Mujica. This is just one part of a series called "Making Summer Count" in which I had the privilege of interviewing productive, provocative and talented Latino youth. 

 Voices: On National Grandparents Day, Gracias. I just wrote about my wonderful grandparents!

Voices: On National Grandparents Day, Gracias. I just wrote about my wonderful grandparents!

 For Uber driver  Keith Avila , Monday's shift in Sacramento, California started out like any other — but ended with him helping save a 16-year-old girl from child sex trafficking. We originally posted this to  NBC Latino , then translated it for Telemundo.

For Uber driver Keith Avila, Monday's shift in Sacramento, California started out like any other — but ended with him helping save a 16-year-old girl from child sex trafficking. We originally posted this to NBC Latino, then translated it for Telemundo.

 Dream 9 released from custody after 17 days in detainment. I broke this before the Associate Press & the New York Times. 

Dream 9 released from custody after 17 days in detainment. I broke this before the Associate Press & the New York Times. 

 NJ students help build statue of Roberto Clemente with pennies.  Photograph of Vera Zabala Clemente, Roberto Clemente's widow at the ceremony. 

NJ students help build statue of Roberto Clemente with pennies. Photograph of Vera Zabala Clemente, Roberto Clemente's widow at the ceremony. 

 Michael Urie on reviving Harvey Fierstein's iconic 'Torch Song Trilogy'

Michael Urie on reviving Harvey Fierstein's iconic 'Torch Song Trilogy'