I am a Journalism student at Skyline College writing for The Skyline View Newspaper. I grew up in the Mission District of San Francisco. My parents are from Peru, and migrated first to New York. My experience includes work with Conscious Youth Media Crew, interning as a film producer and editor of Reel Hood Heroes, and I completed a film remixing and coding class at Bay Area Video Coalition. Growing up in the Mission I became a part of many community based organizations and learned about community justice. My first job was at the Excelsior Teen Center where I led a peace march with my friend and held workshops about race and violence in our community for the youth. My passion for writing began in elementary school, so it was only natural that I would have an open mic night at the Teen Center where I worked. My journalistic writing began at Skyline College and continues with [people. power. media] this summer. I will be exploring community based stories covering the Mission District and San Francisco because this is my home, and someone has to write about the good, the bad, and the truth.