Erica Alyssa Hernandez




-ABC News: Radio intern (Aug. 22- Aug. 31)
Assisted with coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. 

-St. Augustine Record: Sports intern (July 2012-Aug. 2012)
Covered athletics for the only local newspaper.
-Florida Center for Investigative Reporting: Social media community manager (March 2012-June 2012) 

Designed and implemented a social media campaign using Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
-ESPN Radio Gainesville/ Ocala: beat reporter (Nov.2011-June 2012) 

Wrote articles for the station’s website, tweeting live game updates, as well as recorded and edited radio segments covering UF women’s basketball and lacrosse teams. 
-The Huffington Post College: Student contributor (Oct. 2011-Nov. 2011)
Wrote blog posts regarding currents events. 

-Her Campus UF: reporter (Oct. 2011) 
Writing weekly stories and blog posts catered to the young college female for the online publication.
-The Independent Florida Alligator: reporter (Sept. 2011) 

Covering local music, events, places and people print and web news articles for the largest student-run publication in the nation 
-The Miami Herald: Neighbors section intern (Aug. 2010-June 2011)
Wrote stories and news briefs while also contributing to various other sections. 

-Highlights: newspaper of Coral Gables Senior High (July 2008- May 2011)
Served on the 40-person staff as staff director, section editor (features), and staff writer. Wrote and edited stories, trained writers, designed layouts and planned trips.
-Catharsis: Literary Magazine of Coral Gables Senior High, Layout Editor (Aug. 2010-May 2011)
Designed over 60 pages using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop while making decisions regarding literature and art selections.
-Milam’s Super Market: Cashier (May 2010-May 2011)
Responsible for my register which contained over $700, 10-20 hours a week. Worked in customer service whether by assisting customers at my register or helping them locate certain items in the store.
-Hershel Gill Engineers: part time receptionist (May 2009-Oct. 2009)
Answered phone calls and connected engineers to their callers while managing the delivery of various building plans and other important papers for 10 hours a week.

University of Florida (June 2011-May 2015) Major: Journalism Focus: reporting Minors: history and education studies
Coral Gables Senior High (Aug. 2007- June 2011) International Baccalaureate Diploma

Fluent in Spanish, written and verbal. 
Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. 
Basic iMovie knowledge. Social media: Twitter, Buffer App, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, BlogSpot, YouTube, Wordpress, etc. 
Digital and film photography skills. 
Entire Microsoft Office suite.

UF Society of Professional Journalists: fundraising chair 

Member of: 
-Investigative Reporters and Editors 
-National Education Writers Association 
-National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Honors & Awards:
-2012 IRE Campus Coverage Project at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. 

-Society of Professional Journalists South Florida Professional chapter’s 2012 scholarship.
-Philip L. Graham Diversity Scholarship to attend the 2012 IRE National Conference. 

-2011 Miami Herald South Florida scholarship from UF’s School of Journalism and Communications.
-2011 journalism Silver Knight nominee.

References available upon request.