Hi everyone my name is Shaina Elizondo and I am 23 years old. I was born and raised a majority of my life in the Rio Grande Valley. I am a student currently attending the University of Texas Pan-American. Happily I will be graduating this spring in May with a Bachelors in Advertising and Public Relations. After I graduate I wish to pursue a career in the fitness industry.
Freya Rojo is Adjunct faculty at California State University Northridge in the Central American Studies Program and with the Department of Journalism. Her research interests are on immigrant communities and their production of media, the use of social media within the diverse transnational Latino community, the use of music as an instrument of liberation, and multi-media production for social justice and change. Freya’s teaching concentrates on Central American Studies lower division courses where and interdisciplinary approach takes the students from the history to the present of this region and its peoples. In the Journalism department her teaching concentrates on upper division courses in the Spanish Language Journalism program. She instructs classes on Diversity and the Media, Social Justice and the Media and Spanish Journalism writing and Global Health Reporting. She also produces and hosts the Spanish-language radio show Nuestra Voz at Pacica Radio KPFK, Los Angeles where she addresses historic and contemporary issues of the diverse local and global Hispanic community. She holds a M.A. in Latin American Studies from California State University Los Angeles and a B.A. in Communication Sciences from Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, México.
I graduated from Marywood University in Scranton, PA with a B.A. in Communications in May 2009. I am currently a journalism student at Imperial Valley College in Imperial, Calif. I also work for the local newspaper as a staff writer. I am a long-time musician and I can play trumpet, violin, viola, bass guitar, some percussion and I sing.