CSUNLJ officers

Fall 2016

President: Keila Vizcarra
Vice president: Pilar De Haro
Treasurer: Vacant
Secretary: Vacant
Social media: Karina Lira
Events: Josue Bran
CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California student rep: Michael J. Arvizu
Faculty adviser: Dr. Jéssica Retis-Rivas

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About our officers
Keila Vizcarra pictured at the University of Arizona, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Tucson, Arizona.
Keila Vizcarra pictured at the University of Arizona, Monday, May 18, 2015, in Tucson, Arizona.

Keila Vizcarra,
president
@KeilaViz_

Keila is Spanish editor for CSUN’s bilingual publication, El Nuevo Sol.

In summer 2015, Keila participated in the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. She also interned at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from June to August. Recently, she has turned her interest to computer science and graphic design.

With an acceptance letter from California State University, Northridge, Keila broke a pattern in her family. Keila, 20, of Victorville, Calif., is the youngest of five and the first in her family to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

She hopes to work in radio news, preferably for National Public Radio, as a voice for immigrant rights.

Pilar De Haro, CSUNLJ vice president.
Pilar De Haro, CSUNLJ vice president.

Pilar De Haro,
vice president
@p_deharo

Pilar is an editor of CSUN’s bilingual publication, El Nuevo Sol; she works part-time at the CSUN Tom and Ethel Bradley Center as a metadata archive researcher.

Her major in journalism and minors in Spanish-language journalism and computer science have directed her interests in software development and community investigations.

Karina Lira,
social media
@karinayoko

Karina Lira is social media officer for CSUNLJ.

Jose Bran, CSUNLJ events officer
Jose Bran, CSUNLJ events officer

Josue Bran,
events
@branjosue1

Jose is a video editor, reporter, and camera operator.

He is currently producing a Spanish-language short documentary about immigration in the U.S.-Mexico.

Jose is news editor for El Nuevo Sol, CSUN’s bilingual newspaper. He has interned at Univision, and works for the L.A. Galaxy as a photojournalist.

Michael J. Arvizu, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California student representative.
Michael J. Arvizu, CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California student representative.

Michael J. Arvizu
CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California student representative
@thedjmichaelj

Michael is a community journalist, photographer, and Catholic-Christian producer.

In 2005, Michael won second place at the 57th annual L.A. Press Club Journalism Awards for spot news for work with the Sundial, CSUN’s student newspaper.

His work has appeared in the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun, Crescenta Valley Weekly, and the Acorn Newspapers.

He currently works as a freelance journalist, and video, audio and social media producer for St. Bernard Church in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Glassell Park.

CSUNLJ officers serve one-year terms. Elections are held every spring semester.

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