Brandon is a visual journalist and investigative reporter based in Berkeley, California. A graduate of UC Santa Barbara and a current student of the Graduate School of Journalism, his work focuses on displacement and migration caused by a disrupted climate and socioeconomic upheaval.
The son of a political refugee and an economic migrant, Brandon was raised in Tucson, Arizona where tensions at the nearby border and dispossession of indigenous land continue to shape his work. With an eye on constantly evolving media platforms, Brandon’s storytelling spans mediums ranging from written features to photo essays, interactive maps and long-form video.
University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Berkeley, California
Master of Journalism, Long-Form Video; expected 2020
University of California Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, California
B.A. in Global Studies with Latin American regional focus, Minor Studies in Spanish; 2016
Reporter, Richmond Confidential; Richmond, CA — August 2018-Present
Digital Editor, Santa Barbara Independent; Santa Barbara, CA — February 2017-July 2018
Production Assistant, Richard Ross Photography; Santa Barbara, CA — May 2015-November 2016
Freelance Photographer, based in California — April 2015-Present
REPORTING INTERESTSClimate, Human Rights, Immigration, Indigenous Sovereignty