Who I am

Carolina was born in Detroit, Michigan to parents who were born in Oaxaca, Mexico. She found herself in this mix of culture’s and trying finding her own identity to this new world. She moved to San Antonio, Texas in the middle of high school and found a it was a place she never knew existed with love, subcultures, family and music.


She spent most of her life playing the flute practicing to be a great musician for 9 years but found herself seeing it just as a hobby. Her love of photography came from her father telling her his stories of him working at a newspaper developing negatives when he was younger in Oaxaca.


Now currently working on her BA in Photography and a minor in Management at Columbia College Chicago. She currently photographs for the Columbia Chronicle Newspaper and with the Festival de Musica Electronica Latina (FMEL) where she find herself as the Multimedia manager. She currently is interning with the Chicago Bulls as well

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Columbia College Chicago

Major: Photography

Minor: Management

Graduation Date: May 2014 


The Columbia Chronicle

Photo Editor

(August 2012- May 2014)

- One of four photo editors at the newspaper

-Shooting and editing the weekly sports, metro, campus and art and culture events. 

- Working as a collective and independently to have photos prepared for every week production day.

Chicago Bulls

Corporate Communications Photography Intern & Luvabulls Audition Photographer

July 2013- April 2014. 

- Responsible of capturing the photography needs of the Public Affairs, Branding, Community Relations and Corporate Partnership departments. 

- Capturing the Luvabulls throughout the audition process and events.

Festival de Música Electrónica Latina

Media Manager

(January 2011-Present)

-Documenting the festival with photography and minimal video. 

- Scheduling  when photographers or videographer need to be at each event. 

- Taking care of all social media throughout the festival and recapping what happened each night.


Freelance photographer

(October 2011-Present)

-Shooting events relating to the Latino community around the Chicago area

- Keeping up to date with current events happening around Chicago to share with viewers.


-Photography experience (Canon 5D Mark III/II/7D/T2i, Studio experience, Black and white film processes, Hot Lights, Color darkroom processes)

- Video Experience (Filming with Canon DSL, Final Cut X)

- Adobe Software (Photoshop, Lightroom, Bridge, Dreamweaver, InDesign)

-Fluent in Social Media (Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Vine) 

- Speak/Read/Write Spanish

- Microsoft Office Programs

- Basic HTML

- Experience shooting on set for behind the scene images and for continuity 


First place- Society of Professional Journalist 

   Best All Around Non- Daily Student Newspaper 2012

First Place Illinois College Press Association

   Shoot Chicago 2012.

Shared Second Place Illinois College Press Association

   Photo Essay in Non- Dallies Category.

Second Place Society of Professional Journalist

   for General News Photography Large Category.

Mark of Excellence Award Winner 

  SPJ Region 5 General News Photography (small)

 Mark of Excellence Award Finalist

  SPJ Region 5 General News Photography (small)


Basketbull Magazine

Borderzine Journalism Across Fronteras 


The Columbia Chronicle

Extra Newspaper

Imagen De Zacatecas

La Nueva Semana.