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Life after The Bridge

By Louie Canela
On December 21, 2014

The Bridge Newspaper is Texas A&M International University’s student newspaper organized by students of TAMIU under the direction of a faculty advisor board. The Bridge has opened many doors for current and past members such as having the opportunities of internships and jobs. Jennifer Torres was Editor-in-Chief of the The Bridge when she attended TAMIU. We caught up with Jennifer to see how life is like after The Bridge.

Torres started off her journalism journey at Laredo Community College with The Mcintosh Express. When she transferred to TAMIU she joined The Bridge as a staff writer. Her passion for writing motivated her to tell people’s stories and inform the people of what’s going on. After two years, she applied for the position of editor-in-chief in which she was selected to serve her senior year. She served three years with the newspaper under the direction of Mark Webber, who worked for The Laredo Morning Times. She credits Webber as a knowledgeable source who taught her how the newspaper industry worked.

Torres was a double major and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Communications and English in Spring 2008. In April 2009, she became the program coordinator of the local non-profit organization, Literacy Volunteers of Laredo (LVL), which gives free English as a Second Language (ESL) and Reading classes to the community.

“It had always been a goal of mine to work for a non-profit organization since I was in high school. I love helping people. It’s always been a passion of mine to help others in need.”, noted Torres.

Currently, Torres is working as a Library Assistant at TAMIU and pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. She had the following advice for current Bridge members, “To the current Bridge members: always remember that you are telling someone’s story or you’re letting people know what you think they should be aware of. Give the stories everything you got, because your work, your words reflect you.”


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