Biographies

Nancy DeVille

I’m a student at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to relocating to the Bay Area, I spent six years as a reporter for The Tennessean in Nashville writing about everything from local politics and education to health and religion. At Berkeley, I’m focusing on radio and long-form feature writing.

When I’m not writing or interviewing sources for my next radio story, I enjoy watching football, grabbing a bit to eat at new Bay Area restaurants, taking in a movie or browsing at a local bookstore.

Upon graduating in May 2015, I hope to land a job in public radio.

 

Imana Gunawan

I am a Seattle-based journalist, dance artist and senior at the University of Washington double majoring in journalism and dance. I currently work as news editor for The Daily of the UW and dance critic for SeattleDances.com. I have contributed written, photographic and/or audio work to The Jordan Times, Seattle Weekly, The Seattle Lesbian, International Examiner, Northwest Asian Weekly and The Seattle Times Blog. I enjoy cats, international politics, impromptu dances and strong coffee/chai latte.

 

Constanza Gallardo 

I was born and raised in Mexico. I’ve always loved media and knew that I wanted to work in it. When I started college, at Florida International University, I decided to major in journalism. Every semester I had internships with different media outlets, such as CNN Mexico, Discovery Latin America, WLRN-Miami Herald News and Radio Ambulante.  These experiences helped me discover my two passions: radio and photography.

As a Spanish-speaking immigrant, I want to use these mediums and tell Latin American stories both inside and outside the U.S.

 

Alyssa Mendez Batista

My name is Alyssa Mendez Batista and I am a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras studying Journalism and French. My passion for journalism began in high school when I joined the Journalism club and wrote for my school’s newspaper. On my first semester of my freshman year in college, I quickly became involved in many student organizations, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Puerto Rican Association of Journalism Students, both of which have opened my eyes to great opportunities for careers within the media.

I have had the chance to travel to Europe for studying abroad as well as to many cities in the United States for internships and journalism training programs that have helped shape the skill sets that I have acquired throughout these last 5 years. I am looking forward to the next step of my life by jumpstarting my journalism career when I graduate in December.

 

Gabriela Saldivia

I am senior at Michigan State University, where I am studying journalism, Spanish and documentary film. From working as the news director at my college radio station to interning at mid-Michigan’s NPR member station to working as a producer on a grant-funded documentary project, I have learned a lot in my time at MSU.

My passions are radio storytelling and documentary film but also riding my bicycle and taking photos with disposable cameras. I enjoy stimulating conversations, the excitement of meeting new people and a book that can make me cry.

My curiosity and creativity are definitely the driving forces in my life. After college, I plan to pursue a career working in public media.

 

Ann Kane

Ann  Kane  got  her  start  in  radio  with  KUOW’s youth media training program RadioActive.  She  is  a  recent  graduate  of  the  University  of  Washington,  where  she  studied  International  Studies  and  Music. She lives in Seattle.

 

Reynaldo Leanos Jr.

“My name is Reynaldo Leanos Jr. and I am a senior journalism and international studies student at Texas State University.

I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, but I am currently living in San Marcos, Texas, where I am the news director at KTSW 89.9, my university radio station.

My dream job is to become an international journalist in any type of media, preferably stationed in Latin America, or anywhere else that allows me to travel.

I enjoy traveling, exploring and learning!

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