For East Bay immigrants, notary fraud is a common legal threat

Click here to check out the full investigative piece for Oakland North produced in collaboration with Alondra De La Cruz.

  • Wrote story about notary fraud, a common set-up that occurs because of the Spanish to English language barrier. Notaries unlawfully give legal advice to immigrants, and in many cases, pretend to be immigration attorneys.
  • Reported in Oakland and Richmond, California for four months.
  • Research on the topic, as well as interviews with subjects, required Spanish language proficiency.

Photo: Alondra De La Cruz

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After two years, Oakland nearing goal for high school ethnic studies courses

Click here to check out the full multimedia piece for Oakland North produced in collaboration with Alondra De La Cruz.

  • Wrote multimedia story about an Oakland Unified School District policy that required for all high schools to offer an ethnic studies course.
  • Reported for four months.
  • Created infographics.
  • Involved in pre-production and production of featured video.

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Oakland School District program helps refugees break language barrier

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  • Wrote piece about the communication gap and educational support between Arabic-speaking and Asian Pacific Islander parents and students.
  • Made reference to the Oakland Unified School District study that showed 73 percent of Arabic-speaking students’ reading levels were several years below their grade level during the 2016-17 school year. 66 percent were not on track to graduate from high school.