I have a variety of different professional interests. Here are a few details about each.
Florida International University
I am a visiting associate professor of journalism at FIU. In addition, I am the news director of the South Florida News Service, which provides professional-level copy, written by college students, to area news outlets.
I have been a working journalist since 1998, holding positions at the San Francisco Examiner and the Los Angeles Times. Since moving into the academic world in 2016, I have continued to write, as I believe it makes me effective professor. In addition, I have written numerous creative and personal essays.
I have been an avid photographer for most of my life. In 2014, I stumbled upon a neon art class and have been working in that medium ever since. My pieces have been sold to collectors from California to Florida to New York City. I am currently the artist representative at the Bakehouse Art Complex, a residency in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami.
My most recent work in the arts, journalism and academia