Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Alexa Velez

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Alexa Velez is a senior at FIU majoring in broadcast media with a concentration in English. She has written for PantherNOW and SFMN and is a recipient of the NBCU Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship. She completed her first internship on a national radio station, SLAM! Radio on Sirius XM 145, during the summer. She aims to network with others within the field and continue gaining experience in an effort to grow professionally and perfect her craft as a journalist.
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