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Alyana Alfaro

2809 Bergenline Ave. Apt. 2F Union City, N.J. 07087


August 2012-Present New York University, Arthur L. Carter Journalism InstituteNew York, N.Y. Master of Arts in Journalism, anticipated Dec. 2013 graduation. Concentration: Reporting New York in Multimedia. August 2008-May 2012 Seton Hall University College of Arts and SciencesSouth Orange N.J. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations. Minors: Psychology and Spanish. Magna Cum Laude, University Honors Program, University Academic Scholarship, Deans List.

Journalism Experience
Summer 2013 (Present). The Village Voice, Listings Intern Research, update and maintain online calendar with event listings in and around New York City. Pitch and write Voice Choice pieces about interesting events in the city. Fall 2012-Present. Pavement Pieces Contributing writer for NYUs Reporting New York/the Nation online publication, www. Focus on environmental issues in New York. Write, research, report, photograph and pitch stories for web. Live blogging experience with Scribble Live. Traveled to Washington D.C. and Connecticut to report. Contributor to, a Pavement Pieces project dedicated to voter issues among people younger than 30 and the 2012 presidential election. Fall 2009 Spring 2012. The Setonian Pirate Life (Arts and Entertainment) Assistant Editor Seton Halls student newspaper. Assistant Pirate Life Editor, Fall 2011 to Spring 2012. Staff Writer in News and Pirate Life sections, Fall 2009 to Spring 2011. Copy Editor, Fall 2010 to Spring 2011. Wrote articles, designed page layouts and worked with other editorial board members and staff writers to create weekly paper. Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Freelance reporter for N.J. hyperlocal publications and Summer 2011. The Daily RecordParsippany, N.J. News Intern. Worked as staff reporter for a daily Morris County, N.J. based newspaper. Pitched, wrote and reported on stories for print and web. Traveled within Morris County to report.

Social Media experience

Fall 2011-Present. Dancers Pointe Social Media Coordinator Update company Facebook page (grew likes by over 300). Started and maintain @dancerspointenj Twitter profile. Send mass emails to mailing list with over 1000 subscribers. Update and maintain company website. Fall 2008-Spring 2012. ONE Campaign, Seton Hall, President Spearheaded organizations social media presence. Started Facebook and Twitter profiles as well as a Tumblr blog.

HONORS and Associations

NJ Collegiate Press awards 2012 Award Recipient: Second in Layout and design among four-year college newspapers in New Jersey. Pirate Press Club Achieved a B average or above during all semesters at Seton Hall University in journalism-specific classes. National Association of Hispanic Journalists Student Member


Fluent in Spanish. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Proficient at social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Hootsuite, Wordpress, Storify, ScribbleLive, Instagram and Pinterest. Proficient in Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier.