The Clipper

Elena Cervantes

Elena Cervantes, Staff Writer

What interests you about journalism?

Truth and the art of storytelling. Words carry an incredible amount of power and harnessing them in a way that benefits your community, draws attention to other’s lived experiences or provides a glimpse into someone’s life is powerful. If you strip down every great article its fundamental framework should always be built upon truth.

What is an issue or topic you are passionate about?

Voter registration and participation. After spending my first career in local government and seeing firsthand the power that voting locally can produce in our local leadership it is fundamentally essential to participate. Your local elections have the potential to enrich your community from the ground up.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

After a decade plus break from higher education taking the plunge to come back to EvCC to finish up my AA was a big achievement within itself. But that has led to my greatest achievement yet. Come fall I will be attending WSU’s Integrated Strategic Communications program. My father passed away several years ago, but his unwavering guidance continues to light my path. As a daughter of an immigrant and the first in my family to attend college this privilege is not lost on me.

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