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My six Ws

One of the first few things that we learn as journalists is that any given piece of news has to include the famous “6W”: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. Keeping up with that spirit, here are all the answers you need about me:

Who

I’m a 28 year-old journalist currently living in Valencia, Spain.

What

After more than two years working as an English-Spanish translator and copy editor for Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, I  went back to Spain to get involved in the European  Sostenuto Project as a communications officer at the Cultural Economics Research Unit (ECONCULT) in the University of Valencia. We’ve recently embarked on a new and exciting project called Impactrimonio, a web platform that will allow the user to calculate the economic impact of museums, festivals and elements of our built heritage (in Spain only…for now!)

When & Where

When I started my journalism studies in Valencia in 2001, I would have laughed if somebody had told me that I would do a Master’s Degree in Cultural Journalism in London or that I would later take the leap and move to China.

Looking back, however, I am glad I took those steps, because these years abroad have allowed me to get in touch with very different ways of living and thinking. Also, that experience has made me realise how important it is to get out of the comfort zone and broaden one´s horizons to grow as a professional and as a person.

Why

I chose to be a journalist because I fiirmly believe that ordinary citizens not only have the right to be informed about the issues that affect them, but also deserve equal opportunities to learn, enjoy and dream. Despite all their flaws, I am convinced that the media can still make that happen, and I want to be part of it.

How

I’m determinate and passionate in what I do, always willing to go one step farther and learn from everyone around me. I can manage a small team and I enjoy collaborating with people with different cultural backgrounds. I’m organized by nautre, but I’m also learning to work in the middle of creative chaos 😉

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