The Prospector

2022-2023 Staff

Emily Autumn Velasquez
Editor-in-chief

Emily Autumn Velasquez

Emily Autumn Velasquez is the Editor in Chief for the Prospector. She is a senior, majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in rhetoric writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a freelance photographer/videographer...

Fatima Alvarado
Designer

Fatima Alvarado

Fatima Alvarado is a freshman at UTEP majoring in communications and minoring in psychology. Fatima is the layout editor for The Prospector. She plans to pursue a career in journalism and continue her hobby in design.

Maria L. Guerrero Duran
Web/Copy Editor

Maria L. Guerrero Duran

Maria L. Guerrero Duran is the web editor and copy editor for The Prospector. She is a senior, majoring in english and american literature with a minor in translation at the University of Texas at El Paso. She plans on joining...

Annabella Mireles
Photo Editor

Annabella Mireles

Annabella Mireles is a sophomore at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in psychology. She is the photo editor at the Prospector and freelances. She plans on pursuing photography and...

Itzel Giron
Multimedia Editor

Itzel Giron

Itzel Giron is a junior multimedia journalism and creative writing student at UTEP. She started her journalistic career at The Prospector in the fall of 2021 as a staff reporter and is now multimedia/podcast editor. While being...

Josie Avila
Audience & Engagement Editor

Josie Avila

Joseline “Josie” Avila, is a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) pursuing a double major in communication studies and political science and aspires to be a bilingual news anchor. She is a first-generation college...

Meagan Elizabeth García
Arts & Culture Editor

Meagan Elizabeth García

Meagan Elizabeth García is a contributor for The Prospector. She is a junior, majoring in mechanical engineering at UTEP. She is also the vice-president for the Creative Writing Society with hopes of continuing a writing career...

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela
Sports Editor

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela Armendariz is the sports editor for The Prospector. He is a junior, majoring in journalism with a minor in political science at the University of Texas at El Paso. He plans on joining a local news station...

Jasmin Campoya
Photographer

Jasmin Campoya

Jasmin Campoya is a 20 year old bilingual student majoring in digital media production at UTEP. She is a staff photographer for The Prospector and is a photo editor for Minero Magazine. All while being a full time student, she...

Alberto Silva Fernandez
Photographer

Alberto Silva Fernandez

Alberto Silva Fernandez is a sophomore, majoring in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a photographer for The Prospector and freelances covering the borderland. When he isn’t covering events Albert...

Elisha Nuñez
Staff Reporter

Elisha Nuñez

Elisha Nuñez is a multimedia journalism student with a minor in marketing at the University of Texas at El Paso.  He works as a reporter for The Prospector, and loves to write about arts, culture, and people. This semester,...

Katrina Villarreal
Staff Reporter

Katrina Villarreal

Katrina Villarreal is senior multimedia journalism major with a minor in theatre at UTEP. She is currently a Contributor at The Prospector, where she writes for the sports section. Once she graduates, she plans on becoming a sideline...

Alyson Rodriguez
Staff Reporter

Alyson Rodriguez

Alyson Rodriguez is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso, currently majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in leadership studies. She joined The Prospector in the Fall of 2020 as a contributor for the Arts and...

Angelica Gutierrez
Contributor/Writer

Angelica Gutierrez

Angelica Gutierrez is a freshman at UTEP majoring in digital media production. Angelica serves as a contributor for The Prospector. She hopes to be a film director and write screenplays in the future.

Sophia Villalobos
Contributor/Writer

Sophia Villalobos

Sophia Villalobos is a contributor for The Prospector. She is a junior, majoring in creative writing with a minor in psychology at UTEP. Hoping to continue her career in the publishing field, she is currently working on her first...

Eduardo Flores
Contributor/Writer

Eduardo Flores

Eduardo A. Flores is a senior student at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in political science and double minoring in legal reasoning and communication studies. He graduated from the El Paso Community College in 2021...

Kristen Scheaffer
Contributor/Writer

Kristen Scheaffer

Kristen Scheaffer is a senior, studying multimedia journalism with a minor in creative writing. She is starting her final semester at UTEP and The Prospector, with hopes of graduating in December. When she is not reporting, she...

SalmaPaola Baca
Contributor/Photographer

SalmaPaola Baca

SalmaPaola Baca is a sophomore at UTEP majoring in engineering leadership with a concentration in civil engineering and an emphasis in computer science. Her passion for photography/videography enables her to be a contributor and...

Joel Molina
Contributor/Photographer

Joel Molina

Joel Molina is a multimedia journalism student with a minor in film at UTEP. He works as a contributor for The Prospector and wants to use the magic of storytelling to help provide people with a different look at the world.

Roman P. Carr
Contributor/Photographer

Roman P. Carr

Roman is a sophomore, majoring in digital media production at the University of Texas at El Paso. He works as a photographer for the Prospector and freelance photographer. He likes to play football and workout in his free time.

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