Investigative journalist Valerie Gonzalez to deliver Jan. 28 convocation
In her presentation, “A View from the Border,” she will discuss her experience on the ground uncovering human stories from the border.
Valerie Gonzalez, an investigative reporter based on the Texas-Mexico border, will deliver Carleton College’s convocation address on Friday, Jan. 28, from 10:50-11:50 a.m. in Skinner Chapel. In her presentation, “A View from the Border,” she will discuss her experience on the ground uncovering human stories from the border.
Gonzalez is a bilingual journalist, videographer and editor who covers border security, immigration and federal courts along the U.S.-Mexico border. She is a reporter for The Monitor, The Harlingen Valley Morning Star, and The Brownsville Herald, and has contributed freelance work to several other outlets, such as The Guardian and Houston Chronicle. Based in Pharr, Texas, Gonzalez works to bring perspectives from both sides of the international border and across languages.
Gonzalez received her B.F.A. in English from Texas A&M International University.
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