Blue Nation Review
Race and Identity Writer
Oct. 2014 – May 2016
Analyzed trending cultural news, focusing on trending conversations related to LGBT, Native American
and Latino issues to synthesize how those communities are feeling and package work to appeal to
Brought in the most traffic on the team by creating edgy voice, building a reputation in the industry and
researching social hotspots to follow stories and better promote essays and articles.
Singlehandedly created BNR breakfast, a daily series, to deliver quick, humorous and relatable news on
the trending topics of the day.
Juggled a number of jobs including writing quickly under strict deadlines, editing stories, consulting on
minority issues, managing social media and hosting on-camera video segments.
Served as a liaison between the rest of the BNR staff and minority communities.
Established a network of politicians and representatives to gather exclusive angles on breaking stories.
Quickly diffused tense situations within BNR team to increase efficiency and quality of life in the
Promoted all stories on the website and social media platforms. Worked with agencies to promote
stories, including on piece on fracking where I worked with Voto Latino to increase traffic.
Traveled to Baltimore during the uprisings to report.
Traveled to Standing Rock to report on Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
Freelance writing -
Jan. 2014 – Present
The Guardian, Remote – Regular columnist for Guardian US.
BuzzFeed, Remote – Wrote personal essay called When My Former Bully Hit Me Up On a Gay Dating
App. It went viral, landing me in the top 10 most viewed BuzzFeed users. Also wrote an essay titled Why
I’ve Decided to Dress More Femininely following the Pulse shootings.
NBC, Remote – Contributor to NBC OUT.
Slate, Remote – Wrote an essay on the importance of Latino night at gay clubs for Slate.
Vox, Washington, D.C. – Wrote an explainer for Vox First Person on Body Dysmorphia Disorder. Wrote a feature on the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada.
Huffington Post, Washington, D.C. – Blogged regularly for Huffington Post Queer Voices and Latino
Full Circle Book Store -
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct. 2013 – Apr. 2014
Worked on a team to manage the largest independent bookstore in Oklahoma.
Managed LGBT section by deciding which books to have in stock while balancing current books with
Organized author visits, book signings, reading events for kids and current events speakers. Worked with
authors and artists to craft unique literary experiences for customers.
University of Oklahoma – 2013
B.A. Professional Writing
Universitat Pompeu Fabra – 2013
Spanish Literature Program
Henderson Scholar for excellence in leadership – 2009-2013
Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Personal novel was put in the top 100 entries and received a
glowing review in Publisher’s Weekly. – 2013
First Place Winner, CAC Student Film Series Competition Screenplay on Mexican drug war won top
honors. – 2012
Gaylord Centennial Award Silent film screenplay focused on nuances in the entertainment industry won
for excellence in genre. – 2013