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Aly Rodrigues

Aspiring & inspired writer
 

About me

My name is Aly Rodrigues and I am a 24-years-old writer. I am a native of Brazil, but I've always had a curiosity about other cultures around the world. At  the age of 19 I packed my bags and set out for my first adventure out of my comfort zone in hope of securing a better future. I am currently studying journalism at Richland College and I am editor in chief of Richland Chronicle since January 2017.  My favorite hobbies are writing, listening to music, cooking, traveling and telling stories. 

 

Meu nome é Aly Rodrigues e sou uma escritora de 24 anos. Eu sou originalmente do Brasil, mas sempre tive a curiosidade sobre outras culturas no mundo a fora. Aos meus 19 anos eu fiz minhas malas em busca da minha primeira experiência fora da minha zona de conforto e na esperança de um futuro melhor. Eu estou atualmente estudando jornalismo no Richland College e sou editora chefe do Richland Chronicle desde Janeiro de 2017. Meus hobbies são escrever, ouvir música, cozinhar, viajar e contar histórias. 

 

Experiences

Jan. 2017 - Jan. 2019

Editor-in-chief at Richland Chronicle

 In this position, I am practicing leadership skills and learning how newspapers come together from start to finish. I’m learning about how to determine what stories to cover, how to meet deadlines and make decisions about what goes into the print paper and what goes online.

Aug. 2019

Intern at Walt Disney World Resort 

Participant at the Disney College Program as a cast member in attractions at Hollywood Studios.

Jan. 2018 - May 2019

Volunteer at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Aug. 2015 - July 2016

Google Adwords Bilingual Advisor at Cognizant Brazil

Customer’s support to help Google clients understand the Google Adwords platform in order to advertise their products and services, giving advices to boost and optimize account performance, fixing account issues and much more.

Jan. 2015 - July 2015

Bilingual Apple Customer Service at Atento Brazil

Customer service for Apple products. Communication and expertise on solving problems and helping with procedures and questions regarding Apple products.

Aug. 2013 - Nov. 2014

Au Pair Care

Exchange program to improve language skills. Living, working and studying with an American family in Maryland for 18 months.

March 2012 - July 2013

International Trade Assistant at Sandler & Travis Advisory Services, Inc.

Working directly with exportation in name of General Motors. Contract management, responsible for checking and updating documents for International Exportation.

                                   Extra

Tutoring German and English to children, teens, and adults.

 

Education

2019 / MAY

Richland College

Associate of Arts in Communications - Journalism

Honors Society and Phi Theta Kappa member.

Organizations: Richland Student Media, A.L.A.S, Yoga Club

2011 / DEC

Colégio Visconde de Porto Seguro

High School with expertise in International Trade

 

Awards

 

Third Place for Advertisement of the Year: Display Advertisement

Nacional award, Associated Collegiate Press (2018)

Third Place for On-Site Excellence in Student Media Print Advertising

 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (2019)

 

Second Place for Journalism Excellence,

General News, story written with Kaelyn Bradley

Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (2019)

 

First place for Narrative Reporting, Division 2.

Category: Short Feature Story

 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (2018)

 

Third Place for News Writing, Division 1.

Texas Community College Journalism Association (2018)

 

Second place for On-site Contest:

Journalism Excellence in Layout and Design

Texas Community College Journalism Association (2017)

 

Recognition:

Outstanding Student Organization Leader of the Year 2018-2019

Richland College, Dallas County Community College District 

More than five awards recognizing

the teamwork and overall excellence of Richland Student Media

Scholarships

2017 & 2018 Recipient of Ann Priest Writing Endowed Scholarship

2018 Recipient of Telemundo 39 Scholarship

Conferences

Richland Honors Conference (2018, 2019)

Great Plains Honors Conference (2018, 2019) 

USICOC Annual Women’s Conference (2019)

 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (2017, 2018,2019)

Texas Community College Journalism Association (2016, 2017, 2018)

Associated Collegiate Press (2016, 2017)

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