Media & Awards

News Reporting:

1) Huffington Post Contributor, 2012-Present

2) Toledo Crystal Award, 1st Place Cover Story – “What Happened to Andrew?” (Toledo Free Press Newspaper), 2010

3) Virginia Press Association, 1st Place Feature Writing – “Faces of the Homeless” (Chesterfield Observer Newspaper), 2009

4) Latina Magazine, “Puerto Rico’s Status Question” – 2009

Cable Television Industry:

1) Virginia Cable & Telecommunications Assoc., “Outstanding Community Relations Award” – 2002

2) “AT&T Broadband 9/11 Freedom Flag Project” – 2002 – CTPAA

3) “Straight Scoop Road Tour w/ the White House” – 2000 – CTPAA

4)  “CNN Student Bureau” – 1999 – CTPAA

5) Cable Television Public Affairs Assoc. finalist, “MediaOne Cub Reporters” – 1999

Leadership:

1) Leadership Toledo, “60 Minutes Award” – 2010

2) Leadership Toledo, “Greatest Passion Award” – 2010

3) Minority Political Leadership Program – Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

4) Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership – University of Virginia

5) Leadership Metro Richmond – Richmond, Virginia

Boards & Commissions:

1) Virginia Governor Mark Warner’s “Latino Advisory Commission” 

2) Governor Mark Warner’s “Minority Business Enterprise Commission” 

3) Science Museum of Virginia Foundation (First Hispanic) 

4) Leadership Metro Richmond Board (First Hispanic)

Noteworthy Interviews:

1) Governor Alejandro Garcia-Padilla (Puerto Rico)- 2013

2) Congressman Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR) – 2013 & 2011

3) Secretary of State, John Kerry – 2014

4) U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) – 2012

5) Senior Presidential Advisor, Valerie Jarrett – 2012

6) Marc Anthony (Entertainer) – 2012

7) Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA) – 2009

8) Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton – 2008

9) Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) – 2008

10) Governor of Puerto Rico, Anibal Acevedo-Vila – 2003

11) Mayor Rudy Guiliani, (R-NY) – 2002

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