Brandon is a producer and investigative reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work focuses on displacement, migration, queerness, and structural poverty in the American West and Latin America. The son of immigrants, Brandon was raised in Tucson, Arizona, a border city where migration stories and the dispossession of indigenous land continue to inform his work.
With an eye on evolving media platforms, Brandon’s storytelling spans mediums ranging from written investigations to photo essays, interactive maps and documentary film. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.
University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism; Berkeley, California
Master of Journalism, Short-Form Video; 2020
University of California Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara, California
B.A. in Global Studies with Latin American regional focus, Minor Studies in Spanish; 2016
Associate Producer, FRONTLINE PBS; May 2020-July 2020
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