Cat Cardenas

Cat Cardenas is a journalism and anthropology graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. As a freelance writer, she has contributed reporting for and been published in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Texas Monthly, Remezcla, and The Austin-American Statesman. Cat is a bilingual journalist and is a second-generation Mexican American originally from San Antonio. She’s passionate about exploring issues that pertain to the Latinx community and creating more visibility for them within journalism. She covers everything from news to sports and culture. She’s especially interested in reporting on immigration, civil rights and LGBT issues.



Acacia Coronado

Acacia Coronado is a junior journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin with a certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice. Born in San Antonio and raised in Austin, Texas, Acacia is an adventurous writer with a passion for art journalism, long form features, investigative work and finding new journalistic challenges. Her inspiration is her community. She reads more news than the average news addict, adore coffee and enjoy finding the unique stories each person.



Sean Cronen

Sean Cronen is a University of Texas at Austin studying sound recording technology. Cronen has contributed for the Daily Texan’s Back Beat podcast and Texas Monthly. He is an experienced recording engineer and musician and wants to bind ways to tell great stories.



Elizabeth Gabriel

Elizabeth Gabriel is a senior dual major in rhetoric and writing and radio, television, and film at the University of Texas at Austin. She’s passionate about providing a voice to underrepresented populations and want to pursue a career in public radio and documentaries to promote discussions to help underserved people, and to tackle documenting social issues from the perspectives of everyone involved. She enjoys traditional film photography and try to incorporate it into her work.



Onaje McDowelle

Onaje McDowelle is a junior in the Moody College of Communication studying Journalism with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies. He’s from Pearland, Texas, a suburb of Houston, and has an avid interest in documenting music, pop culture, politics and the intersections of each medium. What excites him most about journalism is being able to amplify the stories of people often unheard and understand the world outside of my own experiences.


Evelyn Moreno

Evelyn Moreno is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin where she majored in journalism and minored in geography. She pursued journalism because she’s interested in learning about people and finding a common ground. She believes words are powerful through any medium; written, spoken and sung. She aspires to tell truthful stories through a variety of mediums in both English and Spanish.


Rachel Rascoe

Rachel Rascoe is a journalist based in Austin, Texas. Rachel specializes in music, arts and culture reporting, and has contributed to the Austin Chronicle and Austin Woman Magazine. She recently wrapped up her degrees in journalism and biology at the University of Texas. Apart from writing, she has assisted with video and photography for the NPR affiliate station KUTX 98.9 and the production company Margin Walker Presents. Rachel also has experience in marketing, communications and social media management.


Hazel O’Neil

Hazel O’Neil was born in San Francisco and has lived in Ann Arbor, Hong Kong, and Austin. She double majored in Radio-Television-Film and American Studies at University of Texas at Austin, and studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She’s passionate about art, design, food, and travel. She was a radio deejay in high school and college and likes to stay busy juggling multiple projects, which range from animation to zine publication to sourdough bread to half marathons. She’s a freelance animator / artist, and a nationally recognized cartoonist and illustrator. She has contributed writing and illustrations to Freeverse Literary Magazine, Women of Venus, Mosaic Mag, Camp Lit Mag, and the Volunteer Astronaut Collective. She’s the co-editor and founder of