I am a former television producer and news writer, and a mother of two. I currently work part-time and am contracted through the University of Southern California as an editor and journalism mentor on Boyle Heights Beat. The project is a collaboration between USC, La Opinion, and the California Endowment. It is a bi-lingual community newspaper written entirely by high school students who live in East Los Angeles.
I work extensively with high school students on reporting techniques, public speaking, interviewing, grammar, storytelling, and of course writing. My experience with my own teenage son, as well as my students, gives me the understanding of the challenges teens face in writing and the skills they will need to master.
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