Contributors

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Cheryl Howard

Dr. Cheryl Howard is Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Over the coming months she will be introducing you to more of her students and giving you a glimpse of how a retired UTEP professor spends her time cooking, gardening and crafting. Photos from friend, former student and Borderzine contributor, Raymundo Aguirre, will accompany some of the blogs.64 Articles


Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny

Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny has an MFA in Creative Writing. Her book Nenitas won the Ciudad de La Paz Literary Contest and was recently published in México City. Follow her on Twitter: @sylviruk36 Articles


David Smith-Soto

Costa Rican-born David Smith-Soto has more than 30 years of experience in bilingual print journalism, newspaper management and international public relations. He recently retired as a senior lecturer in the journalism program at UTEP, where he taught digital photography and bilingual writing. A bilingual writer, editor, journalist and photographer, Smith-Soto has served as Managing Editor of The Winchester Evening Star, Editor of El Nuevo Dia of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Latin America Staff Writer at The Miami Herald and Managing Editor of El Miami Herald. He joined the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. in 1985, serving as Chief of Publications and Associate Deputy for Public Relations, retiring in 2000. Smith-Soto earned a BA in English from the University of Maryland and an MFA in bilingual creative writing at UTEP.32 Articles


Zita Arocha

Cuban-born Zita Arocha is a bilingual print journalist and senior lecturer in the UTEP Department of Communication. She was most recently at the Freedom Forum as coordinator of training for the Chips Quinn Scholars Program for young journalists of color. For over 20 years she worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, The Miami News and The Tampa Times. A freelance contributor to various national publications, she earned a master’s degree in English and comparative literature from the University of South Florida, and is currently pursuing an MFA in bilingual creative writing at UTEP. She his working on a memoir: Made in Tampa: A Cuban-American Childhood. She is project director for Borderzine.com26 Articles


Jago Molinet

Jago Molinet. (Cuba, 12/22/68). Periodista y director de TV (documentales, monografías). Premios Nacionales: Caracol UNEAC, 1º de Mayo, 26 de Julio, Televisión Cubana y otros. Publicado en tabloides, revistas, antologías y periódicos de Argentina, Ecuador, México, España, EEUU y Cuba. Tiene dos libros de poesía.26 Articles


Danya Hernandez

Danya P. Hernandez is a student at the University of Texas at El Paso who will graduate in May 2013 with a B.A. degree in multimedia journalism. Hernandez was born and raised in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, and moved to El Paso, Texas, at the age of 12. She is a fully bilingual and bicultural journalist who is interested in international journalism, immigration, and border issues, among other topics. Hernandez interned as a reporter at Hispanic Link News Service from 2010 to 2012, the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington, D.C., during the fall of 2011 and at the St. Paul Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn., during the summer of 2012. Hernandez has been the city editor for Borderzine.com since 2012.24 Articles



Kristian Hernandez

The U.S. - México border region has granted me a perspective scarce in every major newsroom. I am a bilingual, bicultural, multimedia journalist who is quick to adapt in any given situation. I have walked the dangerous streets of Cd. Juarez, México, where I was raised and interviewed politicians in our nation’s capitol as editor of Hispanic Link News Service. Most recently, I worked as a metro-reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, one of the largest daily newspapers in the country and for the New York Times during this years Student Journalism Institute.18 Articles


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