Staff

Manolo Barco

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Media Adviser

Contact Information:
mbarco@mdc.edu

Manolo Barco, 46, is entering his 13th 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, 36, 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, 19, 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.

Alexa Hernández

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Forum Editor

Contact Information:
alexa.hernandez004@mymdc.net

Alexa Hernández, 19, is a journalism major in The Honors College at North Campus. Hernández, who graduated from Hialeah Senior High School in 2018, will serve as forum editor for The Reporter during the 2019-20 school year. She aspires to be an environmental journalist and is passionate about global issues including political, economic, and environmental problems.

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 2019-2020 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 2019-2020 school year. He aspires to be a sports journalist or sportscaster at ESPN.

Roxy Garcia

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Staff Writer / Photographer

Contact Information:
roxy.garcia001@mymdc.net

Roxy Garcia, 18, 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, 18, 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 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a photojournalist, film critic, or film director.

Vanessa Gimenez

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Videographer

Contact Information:
vanessa.gimenez001@mymdc.net

Vanessa Gimenez, 19, is a mass communications major in The Honors College at Eduardo J. Padrón Campus. Gimenez, who graduated from John A. Ferguson Senior High School in 2018, will serve as videographer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a filmmaker.

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 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be photojournalist for National Geographic.

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 2019-20 school year. He aspires to be a sports analyst.

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 2019-2020 school year. He aspires to work in the film industry.

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.

Patrick C. Gross

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
patrick.gross002@mymdc.net

Patrick C. Gross, 19, is a mass communications/journalism major at North Campus. Gross, who graduated from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. He aspires to be a writer for a major news network.

Natalie Gutierrez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
natalie.gutierrez007@mymdc.net

Natalie Gutierrez, 17, is a senior in the School for Advanced Studies at Wolfson Campus. Gutierrez is currently working on completing her associates degree while simultaneously graduating high school as a part of the Class of 2020.  She will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year.

Beatriz Fernandez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
beatriz.fernandez020@mymdc.net

Beatriz Fernandez, 22, is a journalism and mass communications major at Kendall Campus. Fernandez, who graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School in 2016, will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be an editor for a publishing company.

Vladimir Christian Mompremier

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Photographer

Contact Information:
vladim.mompremier001@mymdc.net

Vladimir Christian Mompremier, 18, is a mechanical engineering major at North Campus. Mompremier, who graduated from Doctors Charter School in 2018, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. He aspires to be a photographer and mechanical engineer.

Lucia Galeano

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
lucia.galeano001@mymdc.net

Lucia Galeano, 19, is a communications major in The Honors College at Wolfson Camps. Galeano, who graduated from Miami Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a forum writer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to work in public relations.

Alenis Olivera

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
alenis.olivera001@mymdc.net

Alenis Olivera, 17, is a senior in the School for Advanced Studies at North Campus. Olivera is currently working on completing her associates degree while simultaneously graduating high school as a part of the Class of 2020. She will serve as a staff writer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year.

William Sanchez

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
william.sanchez021@mymdc.net

William Sanchez, 20, is a journalism major at Wolfson Campus. Sanchez, who graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School in 2018, will serve as staff writer for The Reporter during the 2019-20 school year. He aspires to be a writer.

Aniska Casseus

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Staff Writer

Contact Information:
aniska.casseus001@mymdc.net

Aniska Casseus, 19, is a psychology major at North Campus. Casseus, who graduated from Miami Central Senior High School in 2018, will serve as a forum writer for The Reporter during the 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a psychologist, creative writer, and musician.

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 2019-2020 School year. He aspires to be an entrepreneur and designer.

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 2019-2020 school year. She aspires to be a physician.

Claudia Mazorra Morales

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Photographer

Contact Information:
claudia.mazorra001@mymdc.net

Claudia Mazorra Morales, 24, 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.

Sean Mow

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Photographer

Contact Information:
sean.mow001@mymdc.net

Sean Mow, 22, is a photographic technology major at Kendall Campus. Mow, who graduated from Felix Varela Senior High School in 2015, will serve as a photographer for The Reporter during the 2019-20 school year. He aspires to be a professional photographer and graphic designer.

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