I began my journalism career in 2004 in El Paso, Texas, across the border from Ciudad Juárez, where I was born.

For more than a decade I wrote about immigration, traveling to a dozen countries and reporting from refugee camps in Africa to remote Guatemalan villages. Through these stories, I always sought to broaden readers’ understanding of the global issues that impact the local communities where we live and work. If we can relate to someone or something, it doesn’t matter whether it’s happening on the other side of the ocean, we are more likely to care.

More recently, I’ve been given the opportunity to return to Texas and cover the environment in Houston, one of the largest cities in the country a place where there is no shortage of stories that need to be told.

Through my expertise in immigration and the environment, I hope to eventually bring a greater focus to the connection between two of the world’s most pressing issues and explore the different ways they impact our communities.

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