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.

Heidi Perez-Moreno

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

Contact Information:
heidi.perez003@mymdc.net

Heidi Perez-Moreno, 20, is a journalism major in The Honors College at Wolfson Campus. Perez-Moreno, who graduated from iPreparatory Academy in 2018, will serve as editor-in-chief, briefing editor and social media director for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

Adriana Dos Santos

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A&E Editor

Contact Information:
adriana.dossantos002@mymdc.net

Adriana Dos Santos, 19, 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 A&E editor for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to work as a journalist or a public relations specialist.

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.

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.

Roxy Garcia

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Staff Writer / Photographer

Contact Information:
roxy.garcia001@mymdc.net

Roxy Garcia, 19, is an English literature major at North Campus. Garcia, who graduated from Hialeah Senior High School in 2019, will serve as staff writer and photographer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a high school English teacher.

Alice Moreno

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Photographer

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 a photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a photojournalist, film critic, or film director.

Alexander Ontiveros

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Illustrator

Contact Information:
alexand.ontiveros001@mymdc.net

Alexander Ontiveros, 23, 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

Contact Information:
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 at Kendall Campus. Boulandier, who graduated from Miami Killian Senior High School in 2019, will serve as staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-21 school year. He aspires to host a political news show someday.

Suseth Mena

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
suseth.mena001@mymdc.net

Suseth Mena, 21, is an aspiring biology major at Kendall Campus. Mena, who earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Miami in 2019, will serve as a writer in the forum section of The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a physician.

Byron Thompson Jr.

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Photographer

Contact Information:
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.

Elena Torrens

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Illustrator

Contact Information:
elena.torrens001@mymdc.net

Elena Torrens, 19, is a theater/English major in The Honors College at North Campus. Torrens, who graduated from Immaculata La Salle High School in 2018, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to create art of all mediums whether through performance, design, or writing.

Danelis Olivera-Herrera

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Staff Writer / Photographer

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

Danelis Olivera-Herrera, 18, 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 and staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be photojournalist for National Geographic.

Claudia Mazorra Morales

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Photographer

Contact Information:
claudia.mazorra001@mymdc.net

Claudia Mazorra Morales, 25, is mass communication major at Wolfson Campus. Mazorra, who graduated from the Instituto Pre-Universitario José Martí in Cuba in 2012, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a broadcast journalist.

Javier Lopez

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Illustrator

Contact Information:
javier.lopez039@mymdc.net

Javier Lopez, 20, is a business major at Wolfson Campus. Lopez, who graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School in 2018, will serve as an illustrator for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 School year. He aspires to be an entrepreneur and designer.

Brianna Mason

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Photographer

Contact Information:
brianna.mason001@mymdc.net

Brianna Mason, 20, is a mechanical engineering major at North Campus. Mason, who graduated from the technology magnet program at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale in 2018, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to become a mechanical engineer in hopes of constructing and improving cameras and photography equipment.

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.

Carolina Soto

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
carolina.soto005@mymdc.net

Carolina Soto, 17, is a journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Soto, who graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2020, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

Khaylia Sajous

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
khaylia.sajous001@mymdc.net

Khaylia Sajous, 19, is a criminal justice major at North Campus. Sajous, who graduated from Miami Edison Senior High School in 2019, will serve as a writer in the forum section of The Reporter during the 2020-21 school year. She aspires to be a journalist.

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.

Alejandro D. Hernandez

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Photographer

Contact Information:
alejand.hernandez071@mymdc.net

Alejandro D. Hernandez, 19, is a criminal justice major at Eduardo J. Padrón Campus. Hernandez, who graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2020-2021 school year. He aspires to be a lawyer.

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