Staff

Manolo Barco

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Media Adviser

Contact Information:
mbarco@mdc.edu

Manolo Barco, 44, is entering his tenth year as media adviser to Miami Dade College’s student newspaper. Barco has worked as a criminal justice reporter at the Dallas Morning News in Texas and as a staff writer at the Miami Herald. His work has also appeared on the sports pages of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. A graduate of Florida International University and Miami Dade College’s North Campus, Barco served as editor-in-chief of the now-defunct Falcon Times in 1994.

 

Dina Weinstein

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Newsroom Assistant

Contact Information:
dweinste@mdc.edu

Dina Weinstein, a veteran journalist whose reporting experience includes work at The Trentonianin New Jersey, The Cape Cod Times in Massachusetts and WDIY-FM in Pennsylvania, serves as the newsroom assistant to The Reporter. Weinstein, has taught journalism and mass communications at a number of colleges including Miami Dade College. A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Boston University School for the Arts, she is a Boston native.

 

Aracelia Diez

Student Media Assistant

Contact Information:
adiez@mdc.edu

Aracelia Diez, 34, will serve as the student media assistant for The Reporter training students in design, assisting with website maintenance and providing video editing training. Diez has various degrees from Miami Dade College including an associate in science degree in graphic design technology, an associate in science degree in interior design technology and an associate in arts degree in interior design. While at MDC, Diez served as Art Director for The Reporter during the 2013 – 2014 school year. She has worked as a graphic design contractor for Rockaway PR and as a freelance CAD operator. Diez is currently  pursuing a bachelor’s degree in graphic design at Florida Atlantic University. She aspires to be part of an editorial design team or run her own graphic design studio.

 

Maria Vizcaino

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Editor-In-Chief

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maria.vizcaino003@mymdc.net

Maria Elena Vizcaino, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Vizcaino, who graduated from Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School in 2015, will serve as the editor-in-chief and briefing editor for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to become an investigative print journalist.

Stories by Maria Vizcaino

 

Jaynell Perera

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Photo Editor/Multimedia Editor

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jaynell.perera001@mymdc.net

Jaynell Perera, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Perera, a 2015 graduate of Miami Springs Senior High School, will serve as the photo editor and multimedia editor for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to be a photo journalist. Her hobbies include making Youtube videos, photography, scuba diving, traveling, hiking and camping.

 

Riane Roldan

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A&E Editor/Social Media Director

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riane.roldan001@mymdc.net

Riane Roldan, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major in the Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Roldan, a 2015 graduate from Doral Academy, will serve as the A&E editor and social media director for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to become an entrepreneur or filmmaker. Her interests include advocating for human rights and learning about different cultures.

Stories by Riane Roldan 

 

Adriana Falero

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 Forum Editor

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adriana.falero001@mymdc.net

Adriana Falero, 17, is a mass communications/journalism major attending the School for Advanced Studies at North Campus. Falero will serve as the forum editor for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to become a multimedia journalist and cover international news. Her interests include learning about different cultures and protecting the environment.

Stories by Adriana Falero

Ciro Salcedo

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Kendall Campus Bureau Chief

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ciro.salcedo001@mymdc.net

Ciro Salcedo, 19, is a mass communications major at Kendall Campus. Salcedo, a 2016 graduate of Felix Varela Senior High School, will serve as Kendall Campus Bureau Chief and as a staffer writer for the A/E section for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to become a screenwriter or filmmaker.

 

Giovanni Del Fa

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Sports Editor

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giovanni.delfa001@mymdc.edu

Giovanni Del Fa, 18, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Del Fa, who graduated from Felix Varela Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a sports editor and videographer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to become an on-air reporter or news anchor.

 

Henley Garcia

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Director of Web Development

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henley.garcia001@mymdc.net

Henley Garcia, 20, is a computer information systems major at Kendall Campus. He will be the director of web development for The Reporter website during the 2016-2017 school year. Garcia, who  graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School in June of 2015,  aspires to work with a medical software company that will help reduce, research and prevent future diseases.


Omar Negrin

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Photographer

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omar.negrin001@mymdc.net

Omar Negrin, 20, is a fine arts/arts education major at Kendall Campus. Negrin, who graduated from G.Holmes Braddock Senior High School in 2015, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to become a photo journalist or conceptual art photographer.

 

Alessandra Pacheco

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Staff Writer

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Alessandra Pacheco, 18, is a journalism/international relations blended major at the North Campus Honors College. Pacheco will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to cover political issues between countries on a global level in the future.

 

Sebastián Ballestas

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Photographer

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sebasti.ballestas001@mymdc.net

Sebastián Ballestas is a sociology major at Wolfson Campus. He will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year. Ballestas, 23, graduated high school in Colombia in 2010 before studying at Corporación Universitaria from 2011-2014. He aspires to work as a photojournalist.

 

Alexandra Santiesteban

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Staff Writer

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alex.santiesteban001@mymdc.net

Alexandra Santiesteban, 17, is a pre-law major at Kendall Campus. Santiesteban will serve as a staff writer in the briefing and A/E sections for The Reporter during the 2017-18 school year. She is an avid reader and competitive equestrian, who aspires to practice intellectual property law.

 

Alexander F. Aspuru

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Staff Writer

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alexander.aspuru001@mymdc.net

Alexander F. Aspuru, 19, is a psychology major in the Honors College at Kendall Campus. He will serve as a staff writer for the A&E section during the 2016-2017 school year. Aspuru, who graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 2015, aspires to become a child psychologist/writer/anthropologist and, if he has any free time, work in Antarctica as part of the Amudsen-Scott Station support staff.

 

Jonathan Munoz

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Illustrator

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jonathan.munoz005@mymdc.net

Jonathan Munoz, 22, is an art and technology major at Wolfson Campus. Munoz, who graduated from Design and Architecture Senior High School in 2013, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2017-2018 school year. He aspires to be a character designer.


Hector Gonzalez

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Staff Writer/Photographer

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hector.gonzalez012@mymdc.net

Hector Gonzalez, 35, is returning to Miami Dade College where he will be pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film at the North Campus. He will serve as a photographer and staff writer for the 2016-2017 school year. Gonzalez obtained his Associate Degree in Mass Communications during the 2011-2012 school year while serving as Sports Editor for The Reporter. He earned the Best Sports Story award from the Florida College System Activities Association in 2011. He has also worked as a freelance sports writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald.

Stories by Hector Gonzalez

Jorge De Pena

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Staff Writer

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jorge.depena001@mymdc.net

Jorge De Pena, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. De Pena, a 2015 graduate of Pinecrest Preparatory Charter High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter for the 2016-17 year. He aspires to write fiction novels in the future.

 

Kufre Eyo

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Videographer

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kufre.eyo001@mymdc.net

Kufre Eyo, 25, is a film major at North Campus. Eyo, a 2010 graduate from Miami Sunset Senior High School, will serve as a videographer for The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year. He aspires to become a director of photography, movie director, or editor.

 

Aaron Carbo

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Marketing & Advertising

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aaron.carbo001@mymdc.net

Aaron Carbo, 20, is a marketing management major at Wolfson Campus. Carbo, a 2015 graduate of Miami Southridge Senior High School, will serve in the marketing and advertising department for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to be a marketing manager after earning his MBA.

 

Antonio Latte

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Photograher

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Antonio Latte, 20, is a computer science major at Kendall Campus. Latte, who graduated from Juan XXIII at Valencia, Venezuela in 2013, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to be a computer programmer and continue developing his passion for photography.

 

Eduardo Badal

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Designer/Illustrator

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Eduardo Badal, 26, is a graphic design major at Wolfson Campus and New World School of the Arts. Badal, a 2008 graduate of Coral Park Senior High School, will serve as a designer/illustrator for The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year. He aspires to work as a graphic designer for Nike creating skateboard graphics.

 

Kevin Flores

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Illustrator

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kevin.flores001@mymdc.net

Kevin Flores, 19, is a visual art major at Kendall Campus. Flores, a 2015 graduate of Southwest Miami High  School, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year. He aspires to become an artist that changes the world outside the realm of cyberspace and into different forms of experimental media.

 

Taylor Daley

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Staff Writer

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Taylor Daley, 18, is political science major at Kendall Campus. Daley, a 2016 graduate of Felix Varela Senior High School, will serve as staff writer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She desires to become a political consultant.

 

Erik Jimenez

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Staff Writer

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erik.jimenez001@mymdc.net

Erik Jimenez, 19, is a film major at North Campus. A 2014 graduate of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, Jimenez will write in the A/E section, mostly about the film industry, for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. His interests include film history and filmmaking. Jimenez plans to have a career making films or writing about them.

Stories by Erik Jimenez


 

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez

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Staff Writer

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katherine.wallace001@mymdc.net

Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, 18, is an English major at Kendall Campus. Wallace-Fernandez, who graduated from Miami Palmetto Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to be a writer.

 

Priya Pershadsingh

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Photographer

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Priya Pershadsingh, 19, is a mass communication/journalism major at North Campus. Pershadsingh, a 2015 graduate of Miami Beach Senior High School, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year. She aspires to become a photojournalist for National Geographic.


 

Vanny Veras

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Staff Writer

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vanny.veras001@mymdc.net

Vanny E. Veras is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. She will serve as a writer in the forum section of The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. Veras, 19, graduated from Coral Park Senior High School in June of 2015. She aspires to be an investigative journalist.

 

Arnelle  Carbon

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Illustrator

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arnelle.carbon001@mymdc.net
Arnelle Carbon, 19, is a graphic design major in the Honors College at North Campus. Carbon, a 2015 graduate from Design and Architecture Senior High School where she studied Fashion Design, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2016-17 school year. She is looking to explore various options for her future that include fashion design and freelance graphic design.




Michael Diaz

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Videographer

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michael.diaz039@mymdc.net

Michael Diaz, 22, is a film production technology major at North Campus. Diaz, a 2013 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School, will serve as a videographer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to become a film producer and editor.

 

Roland Ortega

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Staff Writer

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roland.ortega002@mymdc.net

Roland Ortega, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Ortega, who graduated from Hialeah Gardens Senior High School in 2014, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to be a broadcast journalist.

 

Alexandra Camargo

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Staff Writer

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alexandra.camargo002@mymdc.net

Alexandra Camargo, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Camargo, a 2014 graduate of Miami Sunset Senior High School, will serve as staff writer in the A/E section of during the 2016-17 school year. She aspires to be a videogame journalist for Imagine Games Network, a games entertainment media company based in San Francisco.

 

Devoun Cetoute

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Staff Writer

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Devoun Cetoute, 18, is a dual enrollment student at Kendall Campus studying journalism. Cetoute, who is currently a senior at Felix Varela High School, will serve as a staff writer in the briefing section of The Reporter during the 2016-2017 school year. He aspires to become a news program executive producer.

 

Camilla Sposito

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Staff Writer

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Camilla Sposito, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at West Campus. Sposito, who graduated from Ronald W. Reagan Doral Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a writer in the Forum section of The Reporter during 2016-2017 school year. She aspires to be a journalist and a political/financial analyst.