Wassup? My name is Eugenia Vela. I was born and raised in San Pedro, Garza García in Nuevo León, México. I moved to Austin in 2008 and got my bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas.
I write. Sometimes fiction (my first love). But here you can find a few samples from my journalism portfolio. I've written for both online and print publications. I've dealt with music, film, fashion, as well as features and profiles on artists and business owners. I've covered festivals like South by Southwest, Pachanga Fest, Nrmal Fest, Fashion Freakout and Cine Las Américas. I've done video interviews with Grammy nominees and winners such as Ximena Sariñana, Anita Tijoux, Gustavo Galindo and Kinky. I also have experience with copy editing for online and print journalism. I was senior editor of UT's Orange Magazine, which included pitching story ideas, editing rounds and releasing weekly newsletters. I'm also bilingual, which has come in handy while living in the great state of Texas.
I love people. I love words. I love telling stories. Storytelling will never die, ya hear?
By the by, this site also contains my personal tumblr-- meaning you will find favorite book and movie quotes along with pictures of supermodels and cheese.