NOWCastSA Intern Hall of Fame

Kaylan Torres - Intern, Fall 2021

Kaylan Torres is currently attending The University of Texas at San Antonio where she is majoring in Global Affairs. She received her Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts at Northwest Vista College. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she plans to enroll in a master’s program at a university in Taiwan.

Her career goal is to be involved with an international organization. She also wishes to impact the local government in San Antonio.

At NOWCastSA she is focusing her energy on the cases of immigration in Texas. This is something that she is especially interested in because of its impact on her community and the implications that it may hold on how the world views U.S. immigration politics.

Jose Garcia - Intern, 2021 Summer and Fall

Jose Garcia is a Computer Science major at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

He is a Computer Science Intern for NOWCastSA, where he works with data to create meaningful visualizations.

Jose also works with other staff and interns to manage and maintain the website.

His LinkedIn profile is here.

Mckenzie Hervey - Intern, 2021 Summer

Mckenzie Hervey is a rising sophomore at Louisiana State University. She is majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Mckenzie was a Social Media and Marketing Intern intern through the Students + Startups program and worked with NOWCast to create content, orchestrate marketing campaigns and expand the reach of the organization. 

Here is her LinkedIn page

Vivian Lopez - Intern, 2021 Spring, Summer, Fall

Vivian Lopez is currently attending The University of Texas at San Antonio where she is majoring in English with a concentration in Professional Writing. She received her Associates in English at Palo Alto College in summer 2021. After obtaining a Bachelor's, she plans to continue towards a Master's.

Her career goal is to be involved in the publishing industry and become a copy editor. She also wishes to be a professor one day.

At NOWCastSA, she is a Journalism Intern where she works closely with Charlotte-Anne Lucas. Her duties at NOWCastSA include content creation and managing social media. She is thankful for this internship since it creates experience toward the career she is aspiring for.

Karen Goode - Intern, 2021 Spring

Karen Goode is a Radio, Television and Broadcasting student at San Antonio College who expects to receive her AAS Degree in May of 2021.  She hopes to have her own television show one day in the near future. 

While studying at San Antonio College, I was inspired by the course Radio Experience I, to earn my own radio show called Soft Touch on the college station KSYM.  Soft Touch aired every Monday night from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.  Soft Touch was aimed at the more middle to older audience, and featured mainly oldies but goodies. 

I have loved cameras and writing and acting all of my life. I was fortunate enough to win a three-day trip on Power 93 FM to Minnetonka, Minnesota to meet and be in Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Video, which was a wonderful experience. 

I am doing an internship at NOWCastSA with Charlotte-Anne Lucas, and I am learning and enjoying every moment of it.


Rachael Graham - Intern, 2021 Fall

With one A.A. of Art, Rachael Graham returned to Northwest Vista College to obtain an A.A.S. for Digital Video and Cinema Production. Through the Alamo Colleges work study program, Rachael has had various opportunities to intern at wonderful creative places while gaining experience and direction in what she'd like to use her degree for. At her core she is a story-teller with a passion for bringing about new ideas; moving forward she would love to be a part of creating stories that resonate and enlighten the world.

We are shaped by the stories we were told growing up. A story can make you feel included or an outcast, accepted or rejected, self-love or self-loathing. In a world of the unknown, we search for the familiar, we need stories to make our way through life. I would like to help create new stories about how we interact with the world as lovers, friends and allies.

With NOWcastSA, Rachael would like to help provide stories, resources and… (full bio)

Denise Guerra - Intern, 2021 Fall

Mechanical Engineering & Global Affairs undergraduate major at The University of Texas at San Antonio. NowCAST SA intern focused on local San Antonio government affairs & Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) events.

Sofia Briones - Intern, 2021 Fall

Sofia Briones is a Communication major at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received her Associates of Arts at Northwest Vista College in 2020. She is currently in her Junior year at UTSA and hopes to obtain her Masters in the future.

She joined the NowCastSA team through UTSA's Rowdy Corps Program. She chose this program to help her build connections with the people in her community and to promote cultural awareness and literacy. She has experience in Social Media Marketing and is currently focusing on Social Media at NowCastSA. 

She hopes that through this internship she will make connections with people in her community and develop skills to help her in her professional life. Sofia is on her way to achieving all her goals and is hopeful of what the future has to offer her. 

Her LinkedIn profile is here 

Rebecca Espinoza - Intern, 2020-2021

Rebecca Espinoza is an intern through the Students + Startups program. She is an Economics Major at the University of Texas at San Antonio, on track to graduate with her Bachelor's in Business Administration in 2023. She is currently in the Business Honors Program.

She enjoys marketing and analytics, writing, and social media. At UTSA, is the Treasurer coordinator of the Women in Leadership and belongs to the Hispanic Student Association.

While she was attending Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio, Rebecca was a Teen Art Guide at the McNay Art Museum and collaborated in the creation of McNay Teen Takeover, which showcased the music, comedy, arts and crafts talents of area teenagers.

Here is her LinkedIn page.

Brandy Ruiz - Intern, 2020 Summer

Brandy Ruiz is a multimedia journalism major with a double minor in marketing and political science at the University of Texas at El Paso.

During her summer 2020 internship at NOWCastSA, she monitored and reported on immigration news, a virtual workshop on "Healing with bibliotherapy," and how mask regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic affected people with hearing loss.