Hey there! I’m 4EB’s Journalist and Executive Producer. I started volunteering with The Wire when I was studying and became involved in production. Afterwards, I got a casual position producing Fair Comment, and the rest is history!
What song do you know every word to?
Ironic by Alanis Morissette. It takes me to a nice space and the good memories from high school come up: friends from high school and drama-free life.
Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
Singapore! Although I went with my partner for less than 24hrs because he is a flight attendant, I definitely enjoyed the trip. Singapore is a modern country, modern architecture, a lot of humidity, and food is just superb. If you haven’t been in Singapore, go to La Pau Sat and enjoy your meal. Over there, I’ve tried the best chicken satays EVER.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lots of things. First, I wanted to be a painter (as in painting houses, not an artist haha), then architecture was fascinating to me, and I ended up studying a Bachelor in Computer Science back in Mexico. I found out it was not my thing, and a radio program I used to produce with a couple of friends sparked my interest in journalism.
What’s the greatest challenge you’ve faced in the last month?
My stomach got upset because I took some antibiotics. Tip: Ask your GP when you need to take antibiotics, and double check with the chemist.
You have one free ticket to anywhere in the world. Where are you going?
I would go to Mexico and try all the authentic food I haven’t tried in ages, even if I get an upset stomach afterwards, but no regrets! You can take the Mexican out of Mexico, but you cannot take Mexico out of the Mexican.
What person has made a big impact on your life? How?
A lot of teachers and tutors have been inspirational for my professional career, but one believed in me from the beginning of my journey in Australia. I have to acknowledge and thank Dr Faith Valencia-Forrester for her guidance, support, knowledge, patience, and friendship. Now I’m trying to be as supportive as I can with emerging journalists like Faith did with me.
What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
To come out of the closet to my family. It was a very challenging, tough time, where I have lost contact with family members, but now I don’t have a big weight on my shoulders about hiding who I am.
Do you have a tattoo?
Yes! It’s a radio microphone with big headphones, and on one side of the headphones, I have the initials of my nephews and niece.
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
My first name is because of Dad. My middle name is because Dad wanted that name so bad, and decided to give me a choice.