South Florida Access: Biden addresses nation, animal parks & stress relief during COVID

South Florida Access is back just as the 2020 election concludes and Joe Biden is announced president-elect.

Andrea V. Gonzalez brings you back home to South Florida, interviewing voters on election day about why they waited for the last minute to cast their ballots.

Then we move onto Jungle Island and another animal sanctuary, which were closed for months because of the pandemic. What do all those critters do when there are no visitors around? Valeria Venturini gives the scoop.

All these closures and election controversies after months of the pandemic have probably stressed you out. So you need to relax. But how? Reporter Paola Marcano-Bolivar introduces you to the Five Sisters store where you can get connected to yourself and the world through meditation, crystal healing and spirit guides.

Finally, Yuselys Solis interviews designer Stephanie Navarrete about high fashion and the environment. Who thought sustainability could be so beautiful?

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Monica is working on her broadcast journalism bachelor's degree. She loves to write and is passionate about sports, the art of interviewing and strives to become an on-air sports talent. She produces digital content and is a social media manager.

Alejandra Garcia Elcoro is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Media and Journalism at Florida International University. With her passion and dedication, she will report vital stories that will leave an impact on her community.

Brea Jones, rising FIU senior, has experience writing, videography/photography, interviewing, using Adobe Software and currently works as  Promotion and Recruitment Director for FIU Student Media. She has worked with several publications and published over 30 articles; to see her profile click https://breajones5.wixsite.com/journalismportfolio.

From Caracas, Venezuela Paola Marcano Bolívar is pursuing her degree in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications at FIU. She hopes to work for the entertainment and music industry, sharing impactful stories through different mediums. She loves to be creative, sing, dance and do graphic design.

Kevin Gonzalez is a broadcast media major at FIU. He is skilled in video editing and production, and his true passion is sports. He strives to create and host his own on-air sports show and podcast.

Valeria Venturini, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is a Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Social Media Marketing and E-Analytics. Bilingual in Spanish and English, she has a deep passion for storytelling and wants to provide a voice for others. Venturini dreams of working at a news station delivering stories to her community, interviewing citizens, celebrities and political figures.

Taknighis Beauvoir currently is pursuing a Mass Communications degree in Broadcast Journalism. She aspires to inform the general public about important topics around South Florida.

Ana Soler is majoring in journalism with a translation & interpretation certificate at Florida International University. She has a passion for writing and reporting in both English and Spanish. She is a lover of linguistics, pop culture, entertainment, traveling and learning about people of all walks of life.

Yuselys Solis is a broadcast journalism student minoring in psychology and marketing. She is passionate about latino issues, but hopes to one day be an entertainment on-air talent.

Shane Brown is a digital communication and media major with a strong passion for multimedia production. His goal is to establish a successful career in TV and film production.

Julissa Mederos is a junior majoring in Digital Communications + Media at FIU. Apart from being an executive producer for SFA, she is also the sound engineer and webmaster for The Roar, FIU’s student radio station. 

Andrea Gonzalez is a Venezuelan Broadcast Media student minoring in Social Media and E-Marketing. Since she can remember, she has always aspired to be in front of a television screen informing and entertaining people with news.