As some of you all may know, I am the new editor-in-chief for the Tejano Tribune.
For those of you that don’t know me, I was born and raised here in El Paso.
I graduated in 2006 from Captain John L. Chapin High school and attended EPCC thereafter pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice at the time.
Unfortunately, due to a death of a close relative, I dropped out of the college, which looking back was not the smartest thing to do but I believe everything does happen for a reason.
I worked a couple of fast food jobs after that and found myself going nowhere with that. Eventually I decided I needed to do something with my life so I looked into joining the military. After much thought, I decided to join the US Army.
I left home in September 2009 to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina to begin basic training and would go on to Ft. Gordon, Georgia to do train in the communications field.
My first duty station was Ft. Huachuca, Arizona and only 2 weeks after I arrived there, they shipped me off to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom in June 2010.
This was a pivotal moment in my life and an opportunity to learn a new culture and experience the life of a soldier.
After coming home, a year later I would eventually be moved to a new duty station, Ft. Bliss, Texas.
I’m sure you all know where that is. I felt very blessed to be stationed in my own home town and surrounded by my family and friends.
In November 2014, I was honorably discharged from the military and ready to start a new life back in school.
The army taught me many things and created a foundation for me that I never had before. I could now go to school knowing that I am going to succeed.
I am currently majoring in journalism now and enjoying every minute of it. I want to make sure that every issue we print is full of nothing but facts and newsworthy stories.
I want to also give credit to my advisors, reporters, and everyone else that have been helping me with this new position and the challenges that come with it.
If you see or hear of a newsworthy story that relates to the school and should be in the paper, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need service hours, this is a perfect opportunity to get them out of the way by writing for us and/or taking photos.