ABOUT TX NAHJ
TX NAHJ is the official student chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists at The University of Texas at Austin.
With approximately 3,000 members across the country, NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Latinx/Hispanic journalists and communicators.
TX NAHJ was established in the fall of 2016
and is open to UT students of all majors and backgrounds.
INTERESTED IN JOINING?
Message @TXNAHJ on Twitter or Instagram
to join the Slack group chat.
Audio Workshop with
Join us at the WCP in room 2.120 at 6:30 PM for a Q&A session followed by a podcast narration practice exercise!
Join us at the WCP in room 2.120 at 6:30 PM to discuss effective resume building with other members and officers.
Investigative Workshop with
Mónica Ortiz Uribe
Interested in investigative journalism?
Join us at the WCP in room 1.106 at 6:30 PM for a presentation and Q&A session!
MEET THE OFFICERS!
Alyssa Weinstein (she/her/ella) was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and will be completing her final semester at UT this spring. Throughout her college career, her bylines have been featured in The Daily Texan, KXAN, KUT, the Austin Monitor and more. After she graduates, Alyssa plans to continue her work in hard news reporting in Austin either as a digital or print reporter.
Laura (she/her/ella) is a journalism junior from San Antonio, Texas. She has written for the San Antonio Current, Texas Standard, The San Antonio report as an intern. She reported for The Daily Texan for two years. Laura hopes to continue reporting in Texas after she graduates.
Thalia Menchaca (she/her/ella) is a first-year journalism student from McAllen, Texas. She is currently a staff writer at Burnt X. After spending four years on her high school’s yearbook staff and holding editorial positions, she discovered her passion for storytelling. She dreams of becoming a multimedia journalist to empower the Latinx/Hispanic community by giving them a voice to share their stories. Aside from journalism, she loves to read, do puzzles, and sleep in clean bed sheets.
José Luis Martínez
José Luis (he/him/él) is a journalism and Plan II Honors junior who was born in El Salvador and raised in Houston, Texas. He’s produced videos for El Mundo Newspaper, has freelanced for El Faro English and Latin America News Dispatch, and is currently an Emerging Reporter Fellow at ProPublica and co-produces a podcast at Central American News. At UT, he’s worked with the Knight Center and Voces Oral History Archive and is a former officer for the Latinx Honors Student Association (LHSA) and the Central American Student Association (CASA). Before getting into journalism, he had films featured at SXSW and the Central American International Film Festival. In the future, he hopes to become a video journalist focusing on labor abuses. His favorite music genres are salsa and hard rock and he loves to play ping pong and Call of Duty.
DIGITAL CONTENT & MARKETING COORDINATOR
Austin Martinez (she/her/ella) is a journalism and Latino media arts and studies sophomore from San Antonio, Texas. She is an intern at Moody College of Communication, working as their podcast host and digital storytelling contributor. Austin has a huge heart for her Latinx/Hispanic community and created Texas Familia, a digital hub at UT, to connect and highlight Latinx/Hispanic students, faculty and staff on campus. Her goal as a writer is to empower marginalized communities by sharing their stories. She loves basketball, local eateries and a good jamming out session to vinyl records at two in the morning.
SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Carolyn Diaz (she/her/ella) is a first-year journalism student from Plano, Texas. Ever since discovering her passion for storytelling after spending three years in her high school’s yearbook staff, she has gone on to be an intern staff writer for Star Local Media and a general photographer for The Daily Texan. Her goal as a journalist is to specialize in foreign affairs to produce stories that help people become more informed and curious global citizens. Aside from writing, she loves to bake, travel, and truly believes dark chocolate is the superior chocolate.