Hola, soy Martha, I'm a student at USF St Petersburg majoring in mass communications with a focus on journalism and media studies.
I currently work in news photo and multimedia at the Tampa Bay Times, my hometown newspaper — an award-winning news publication and the largest daily newspaper in Florida.
In addition, I serve on the student-run board of directors for the USFSP chapter of the Online News Association, and as Photo Editor for the Crow's Nest — USFSP's weekly student newspaper.
I'm native to the Dominican Republic, where I was born, I'm fluent in Spanish and drawn to stories of Latin America and its vibrant people. Tampa Bay is my home, I love that work as a photojournalist can afford opportunities to explore novel places and unknown people, even in one's own hometown, making the familiar, still surprising.
Thank you for visiting.