As someone who grew up in Downtown Santa Cruz, I find it odd when people call it a “small town” — we face many of the challenges of a big city. Complex problems deserve nuanced attention and as Santa Cruz Local’s fact checker and copy editor, I strive to bring that level of attention to all of our reporting.
I graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Latinx Studies in 2023. My journalism background is in radio, data and open-source research. Some of my reporting interests are climate, migration, housing, health care and incarceration. I live in Oakland and visit Santa Cruz often.
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