When I was a kid, I started creating my own short films with a VHS camera that my dad bought me, staring my Stars Wars figurine collection. I was fascinated by the creativity and the power of visual storytelling so much that I couldn’t wait to get out of high school and start my career.
My first job was in my junior year of undergrad, when I started as a Producer Assistant at the prestigious Leo Burnett advertising agency. After learning the craftsmanship of video production from this industry, I worked at HBO Latin America Group as a Media, Development, and Research Producer. For more than six years, I was responsible for researching and analyzing viewers’ behaviors to create and produce new programming.
In 2001 I moved from Venezuela to the United States to improve my academic resume. I was admitted to the Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Television, Radio and Film and a Master’s Degree in Media Management. I did my academic internship at MTV Latino America, where I then continued working as a freelance producer, producing live segments such as the MTV Latino America Music Awards and talk shows.
I then worked for Maryknoll Productions as General Producer and Host for Voces de Nuestro Mundo – a weekly syndicated Spanish radio show that was broadcast on sixty-two radio stations nationwide. In addition to the production of the radio show and videos for podcasts, I produced documentary films to showcase the mission work that Maryknoll was performing around the world.
Today, I bring my extensive experience of working in the Media Industry and my passion for teaching to the classrooms of the School of Communication at SUNY Oswego, where I am teaching as an Assistant Professor in courses such as Intro to Video Production, Global Documentary, and Scriptwriting for Television.