Hello, welcome to my blog!
I am a journalist based in Mexico City. I write for online outlets, newspapers, magazines, and sometimes for radio and television. In all my work, my core values are accuracy and fairness.
Currently, I am a news assistant in the Mexico City bureau of the Los Angeles Times, where I contribute to the World Now news-blog and also to the print edition for news and arts. I've reported for the paper from big cities like Monterrey and Morelia and from small towns in Guerrero, Oaxaca, and Yucatan. In 2010, I helped cover the Chile earthquake from the capital of Santiago.
I am author of a non-fiction book, "Down & Delirious in Mexico City" (Scribner 2011). In December 2011, the Spanish-language translation was published by Editorial Océano in Mexico, as "El bajón y el delirio."
This blog, Intersections, started as an experiment in December 2006.
I started working as a journalist when I was 21 years old, writing for the L.A. Times metro desk in downtown L.A. I covered court cases, homicides, immigrants, artists, graffiti, and some of the underground L.A. scene. I then moved to the staff of the LA Weekly, where I wrote long features on a variety of subjects, and covered the 2006 presidential election in Mexico.
My journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Among my writing homes are Gatopardo magazine in Mexico, "Latino USA" and "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio, as well as Vice (U.S.) and Vice Mexico.
In Mexico, I've collaborated on projects with Kurimanzutto gallery, Postopolis, and Domus Mexico.
I was born in 1980 in San Diego and studied English literature on a Regents' & Chancellor's scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. There, I served one year as editor-in-chief and president of The Daily Californian, an incredible experience. Among my siblings are a podiatrist, a nurse, a school counselor, and a tattoo and graffiti artist.
Both my parents are from Tijuana and live in San Diego. I am a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States.
I'm interested in the fusion and mixing of all cultures, nations, and borders. As a storyteller my building blocks were shaped while growing up bilingual and bicultural on the U.S.-Mexico border, in multiethnic barrios. I'm excited by all forms of cultural production, by the intersections that exist between art, society, the sublime, and the streets.