Resume

DIANA CROFTS-PELAYO

dcroftspelayo (at) gmail (dot) com

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QUALIFICATIONS

  •  Published writer and photographer in San Diego’s top news stations and San Diego State University’s independent student newspaper.
  •  Skilled with point-and-shoot, DSLR and video cameras.
  •  Knowledgeable in audio and video editing software: Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Soundtrack Pro, Audition and Audacity.
  • Published news content and active social media aggregator on: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Average Klout score of 59 (@dianaisabeau).
  • Experienced in creating and publishing websites: WordPress, HTML, CSS and Macromedia Flash.
  •  Bilingual: fluent in written and oral Spanish, with diverse cultural experiences in Europe and Mexico.

EXPERIENCE

  • Convergence Intern  |  Radio, Television and Website  |  KPBS  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  January 2012 – Present
    • Covering various beats: politics, economy, education, science and culture.
    • Shooting, interviewing and editing to prepare packages for Evening Edition television program.
    • Interviewing for radio and editing audio for Morning Edition and All Things Considered programs.
    • Writing articles for the KPBS.org website based on original reporting and broadcast pieces.
  • News Intern  |  Writing and Producing  |  NBC 7 San Diego  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  August – December 2011
    • Writing scripts and producing for NBC 7 News in the Morning and NBC 7 News at Noon.
    • Gathering information for news packages and pitching guest segments ideas.
    • Coordinating guest relations and preparing the set for the morning show.
  • Staff Writer & Photographer  |  News Section  |  The Daily Aztec  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  January 2011 – May 2012
    • Writing articles and shooting photographs covering campus, local and national news.
    • Writing stories on: San Diego State University professor and student issues, like budget cuts and faculty firings, special feature on Nathan Fletcher San Diego mayoral candidate, article with former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s visit to San Diego, and many more.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Co-Anchor  |  Greenfest Live  |  Aztec Entertainment  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  April 2012
  • Anchor/Reporter  |  Aztec News  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  August – December 2011
  • Reporter  |  School of Journalism and Media Studies  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  January – May 2012

LEADERSHIP

  • President  |  Society of Professional Journalists  |  Fall 2010 – present
    • Other positions held: Vice President & Public Relations
  • President  |  University Honors Program Student Society  |  Fall 2011 – present
    • Other positions held: Vice President, Secretary, Copy Editor
  • Co-President  |  Honors Council  |  Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
    • Other positions held: Secretary
  • Honors Council Representative  |  Phi Eta Sigma  |  Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
  • Secretary, Mortar Board Honor Society  |  Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

EDUCATION

  • San Diego State University  |  San Diego, Calif.  |  Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Spanish, with a minor in honors interdisciplinary studies
  • GPA: 3.90 Summa Cum Laude
  • Study Abroad: Greece 2010 and Spain 2011

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding Graduate in the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts | Valedictorian
  • Outstanding Graduate in the School of Journalism and Media Studies | Valedictorian
  • Outstanding Graduate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese | Valedictorian
  • Dean’s List | Fall 2008 – Spring 2012
  • Member:
    • Sigma Delta Pi National Spanish Honors Society | Spring 2012
    • Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society Recognizing Academic Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communication | Spring 2012
      • Top Scholar Award for Highest GPA
    • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Member | Spring 2011 – present
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Member | Spring 2010 – present
    • Scholars Without Borders Honor Society Member | Spring 2010 – present
    • Mortar Board Honor Society Member | Spring 2010 – present
    • Golden Key Honour Society Member | Spring 2009 – present
    • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member | Fall 2009 – present
    • University Honors Program & University Honors Program Student Society Member | Fall 2008 – present
  • Scholarships:
    • Carleton-Hunt Internship Stipend in School of Journalism and Media Studies | Spring 2012
    • Associated Students Study Abroad Scholarship | Spring 2010 & 2011
    • Division of Undergraduate Studies Scholarship | Spring 2010

COMMUNITY SERVICE  |  200+ hours

  • Ross Elementary School Volunteer: Helping English language learners in reading, writing and math.
  • University Honors Program Peer Scholar: Mentor students in similar majors, the University Honors Program and San Diego State University.
  • Other: St. Vincent de Paul Village feeding the homeless, Alpha Project Can Drive feeding the homeless, Midway Troops Stocking Stuffing for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, MS Walk San Diego volunteer, San Diego Mission Bay and Beach clean up, Relay for Life organizer and volunteer, Breast Cancer Walk volunteer and Ronald McDonald House donations and volunteer.

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