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Dabbling in Coding and Web Design

Most students go into the workforce right after getting a bachelor’s degree. When I was done, all the rapid changes were occurring in journalism such as shifting business models, replacing old reporters with multi-tasking ones, integrating social media in news, and so on.

With no professional experience and just a degree, I knew I had little chances of landing a decent job in journalism. So I went back to school. The University of Miami had just launched its multimedia journalism master’s program. Perfect timing!

During my undergrad years, I started to dabble in coding and web design, which I did every now and then during grad school as well. At one point, my classmate and friend, Andrea Ballocchi, started working with UM’s Director of the Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies, Ali Habashi.

Ali gave us one simple site to make for a student organization. Then his fiance asked if we could do a portfolio site for her. That turned out to be fun because she’s a classical pianist. Check her out!

So here are the projects:

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Hello world!

Mattress in empty bedroom

Starting a career is kind of like getting your first apartment. After all the trouble I went through just to find an actual place, the work wasn’t over and my accomplished goals were meek in comparison to what I had yet to achieve.

This blog will feature some of my past work but will also be a place where you can follow me establishing my career. And maybe I’ll show you how my apartment turned out. 😉