“Give me the right word and the right accent, and I will move the world.” — Joseph Conrad

I am a bilingual journalist whose stories have been published in both English and Spanish, though I’ve spend the majority of my writing career with English papers.

As a Web producer for La Palma, I juggled writing and publishing breaking news in both languages — for print and web. I mastered two content management systems and led the project of migrating an entire news website from one CMS to another.

As a reporter for The Palm Beach Post, I covered robberies, crashes and homicides. During my time with the paper, I shared a national award with two of my colleagues for our coverage of a double homicide.

I wore the hat of an intern, clerk, Web producer and crime reporter in Palm Beach County, before joining the staff of The News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla., where I covered city government.

When I was offered an opportunity to cover a state legislature with The Post and Courier, I packed my bags and headed for South Carolina. In that role, I covered a range of topics, including the 2016 South Carolina presidential primary.

After spending three legislative sessions under the Statehouse dome, an opportunity to return to covering criminal justice issues with The State newspaper popped up. So, I dusted off my sun hats and police scanner, and went back to chasing sirens.