My media experience began at San Antonio College through their journalism-photography program. My first semester I took News Photo 1, where I was taking photos for the student run newspaper, The Ranger, for class assignments. A couple weeks into the class, the advisers wanted to hire me on staff so that I could get a stipen for my photos that were being published. My first semester I had a few front page photos that were published. For the next six semesters I would work and cover assignments for The Ranger as a photo editor, photographer, reporter, and mentor for new students.
Some of the things I covered for The Ranger was Hurricane Harvey, where I traveled with Marine veterans from San Antonio giving aid and relief. I also covered the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for the last three years. I covered the livestock show, animal care, the carnival and food area. Some of my other favorite assignments were the Texas Body Paint Competition, San Antonio Pride Festival, Cheech Marin at the SAC Fiesta Brunch and Beto O'Rouke campainging at UTSA.
During my time there I recieved major awards for my coverage at the paper. One of the biggest awards was the "Two-Year Photojournalist of The Year for Individual Overall Excellence 2017 for th Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in 2017. I also got awards from journalim conferences and competitions; Mark of Excellence Finalist Award for General News Photography 2017- Society of Professional Journalist, San Antonio College Excellence in Writing Spring 2017, 1st Place On-Site Contest - Photo Story Package, 3rd Place On-Site Contest - Dominant Photo 3rd On-Site Overall Multimedia - Multimedia Team at the Texas Community College Journalism Association Fall 2017, 3rd Visual Reporting Photo, 3rd Feature Photo at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Division 2 2017. Some of the scholarships I've recieved were the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Scholarship 2019 and the Society of Professional Journalists San Antonio Pro Chapter Scholarship 2019