Staff

Manolo Barco

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Media Adviser

Contact Information:
mbarco@mdc.edu

Manolo Barco, 47, is entering his 14th 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.

Aracelia Diez

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Student Media Assistant

Contact Information:
adiez@mdc.edu

Aracelia Diez, 37, serves as the student media assistant for The Reporter training students in design and assisting with website maintenance. Diez has an associate in science degree in graphic design technology from Miami Dade College and a bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Florida Atlantic University. While at MDC, she served as art director for The Reporter during the 2013 – 2014 school year. She aspires to be part of an editorial design team or printing studio.

Adriana Dos Santos

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Editor-In-Chief / Briefing Editor / Social Media Director

Contact Information:
adriana.dossantos002@mymdc.net

Adriana Dos Santos, 20, is a mass communication/journalism major in The Honors College at North Campus. Dos Santos, who graduated from Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School in 2019, will serve as editor-in-chief, briefing editor and social media director for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to work at a public relations firm.

Jose Tovar

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Sports Editor

Contact Information:
jose.tovar007@mymdc.net

Jose Tovar, 19, is a mass communications/ journalism major at Kendall Campus. Tovar, who obtained his GED in August of 2017—two months after arriving in Miami from Venezuela—will serve as sports editor for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to be a sports journalist or sportscaster at ESPN.

Alice Moreno

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Photo Editor

Contact Information:
alice.moreno002@mymdc.net

Alice Moreno, 19, is a journalism major at Kendall Campus.Moreno, who graduated from Doral Academy Charter High School in 2019, will serve as photo editor for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a photojournalist, film critic, or film director.

Carolina Soto

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A&E Editor

Contact Information:
carolina.soto005@mymdc.net

Carolina Soto, 18, is a journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Soto, who graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2020, will serve as A&E editor and a news writer for The Reporterduring the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

Henley Garcia

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Director of Web Development

Contact Information:
henley.garcia001@mymdc.net

Henley Garcia, 23, is an information technology major at Kendall Campus. He will serve as the Director of Web Development for The Reporter website during the 2020-2021 school year. Garcia, who graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School in June of 2015,  aspires to improve his father’s company and take it to a new direction.

Alexander Ontiveros

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Illustrator

Contact Information:
alexand.ontiveros001@mymdc.net

Alexander Ontiveros, 25, is a film production technology major at Kendall Campus. Ontiveros, who graduated from Florida Virtual School in 2015, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to work in the film industry.

Daniel Tamariz

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Sports Writer

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daniel.tamariz001@mymdc.net

Daniel Tamariz, 19, is a communications major at West Campus. Tamariz, who graduated from St. Brendan High School in 2019, will serve as a sports writer during the 2020-21 school year. He aspires to be a sports analyst.

Kevin Boulandier

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
kevin.boulandier001@mymdc.net

Kevin Boulandier, 20, is a journalism major in The Honors College at Kendall Campus. Boulandier, who graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in 2019, will serve as news, briefing and A&E writer for The Reporter during the 2020-21 school year. He aspires to host a political news show someday.

Alina Halley

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
alina.halley001@mymdc.net

Alina Halley, 20, is a mass communications major at North Campus. Halley, who graduated from Coral Reef Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a news, forum and briefing writer for The Reporter during the 2020-21 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

Camila Ramirez

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Illustrator

Contact Information:
camila.ramirez005@mymdc.net

Camila Ramirez, 17, is a computer arts animation major at the Eduardo J.Padrón CampusRamirez, who graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School in 2020, will serve as an illustrator forThe Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. They aspire to be a storyboard artist.

Amanda Esposito

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Photographer

Contact Information:
amanda.esposito001@mymdc.net

Amanda Esposito, 18, is a mechanical engineering major at Kendall Campus. Esposito, who graduated from Terra Environmental Research Institute in 2020, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She looks forward to reconnecting with one of her old hobbies—photography.

Bridget Perdomo

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
bridget.perdomo001@mymdc.net

Bridget Perdomo, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major in The Honors College at Kendall Campus. Perdomo, was homeschooled and graduated high school in 2019. She will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. Perdomo is pursuing a career in documentary filmmaking and video journalism.

Oriana Rodriguez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
oriana.rodriguez002@mymdc.net

Oriana Rodriguez, 17, is a dual enrollment student at West CampusRodriguez, who is a senior at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a journalist or a lawyer.

Gabrille Torna

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
gabrille.torna001@mymdc.net

Gabrille Torna, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Torna, who graduated from Coral Gables Senior High in 2019, will serve as a staff writer and photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a photojournalist for a marine life publication or for Condé Nast Traveler, a lifestyle and travel magazine.

Jacques Fleischer

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Illustrator

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jacques.fleischer002@mymdc.net

Jacques Fleischer, 18, is a computer science major in The Honors College at Kendall Campus. Fleischer graduated from the Center for International Education in 2020 and will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to become an application developer, graphics designer, or a digital artist.

Danelis Olivera-Herrera

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Photographer

Contact Information:
d.olivera-herrera001@mymdc.net

Danelis Olivera-Herrera, 20, is a mass communications major in The Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Olivera-Herrera, who graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School in 2019, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be photojournalist for National Geographic.

Luisana Ortiz

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
luisana.ortiz001@mymdc.net

Luisana Ortiz, 17, is a dual enrollment student at the West Campus. Ortiz, who is a senior at Ronald W. Reagan/ Doral Senior High School, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a staff writer for The New Yorker, a cultural and literary magazine.

Sophia Rodriguez

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Staff Writer/Photographer

Contact Information:
sophia.rodriguez008@mymdc.net

Sophia Rodriguez, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major in The Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Rodriguez, who graduated from Immaculata-La Salle High School  in 2019, will serve as a staff writer and photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a journalist, photographer, or painter.

Byron Thompson Jr.

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Photographer

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byron.thompsonjr001@mymdc.net

Byron Thompson Jr., 19, is a film production technology major at Wolfson Campus. Thompson Jr., who is originally from Trinidad and Tobago, graduated from Queen’s Royal College in 2017, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to be a cinematographer, for an Oscar worthy movie.

Ammy Sanchez

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Staff Writer

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ammy.sanchez001@mymdc.net

Ammy Sanchez, 17, is a business administration major at North Campus. Sanchez, who graduated from Hialeah Gardens Senior High School in 2020, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to work at a human resources department.

Angela Perez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
angela.perez023@mymdc.net

Angela Perez, 19, is an English literature major at North Campus. Perez, who graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2019, will serve as an A&E writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to create art through creative writing, music, and other mediums.

Annabella Gomez

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Photographer

Contact Information:
annabella.gomez001@mymdc.net

Annabella Gomez, 20, is a mass communications/journalism major at Kendall Campus. Gomez, who graduated from Doral Academy Preparatory school in 2019, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a photojournalist for a wildlife publication or National Geographic.

Ashlie Rodriguez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
ashlie.rodriguez001@mymdc.net

Ashlie Rodriguez, 19, is a mass communications major at the the Eduardo J. Padrón Campus. Rodriguez, who graduated from Terra Environmental Research Institute in 2019, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be an environmental lawyer at an organization like Earthjustice.

Sean Lim

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Photographer

Contact Information:
sean.lim001@mymdc.net

Sean Albert Lim 21, is a photography major at Wolfson and Kendall campus. Lim, who graduated from Killian Oaks Academy in 2017, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to be a photographer.

Andy Cabrera

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
andy.cabrera004@mymdc.net

Andy Cabrera, 18, is an English major in The Honors College at Kendall Campus. Cabrera, who graduated from G Holmes Braddock Senior High School in 2020, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to be a lawyer.

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