Alicia Avila


I am a Los Angeles native and completed my undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara where I majored in Film & Media Studies as well as Global Studies. During my time as an undergrad, I interned and went on to become a freelance reporter for the Central Coast Univision affiliate station, KPMR, the largest Spanish language broadcast news in the Central Coast of California.I also worked as a staff member for La Voz, a small alternative newspaper that I helped bring back to circulation in 2007 after a long dormant period.
After receiving my BA in 2010, I interned and went on to become a producer for Reuters Television in Los Angeles, one of the largest international news agencies in the world. For the past year I have been producing work that ranges from entertainment to election coverage, turtle mating and a dog surfing competition.
My interests lie in immigration issues and the slow but clashing integration of multiple cultures, creating multi-ethnic communities with shifting identities. I am interested in the oral histories of individual and community identities as they are influenced by the turbulent rise of globalization.