James Perez’s trip up Interstate 35 from San Antonio to Denton was supposed to be an intermediate stop on the way to Hollywood. Fortuitous career opportunities came about, though, after his graduation from the Mayborn and, since July 2013, his business card has read “Sales Manager, CBS 11/KTXA 21.”
Before landing her position as associate producer for KERA’s widely acclaimed “Think” program, Samantha Guzman worked as a photo intern at the Dallas Observer. A 2014 graduate of the Mayborn School of Journalism, Guzman learned the intricacies of writing and storytelling through experiences like the Mayborn’s award-winning “Heart of Mexico Project” and also the Foundry Photojournalism Workshop.
Candace Carlisle began her undergraduate years at the University of Texas as Dallas in 2001 and graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in 2003. Taking a break between her undergraduate and graduate schooling, she plunged into the UNT journalism program to get her master’s degree in 2006.
Associate Editor only four years after earning a master’s degree? If you think that’s impossible, just ask Mayborn graduate Sarah Perry, who will tell you otherwise. A Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism graduate from 2008, Perry is now Associate Editor for Our State magazine in North Carolina.
Dirt, rocks and jagged debris swirl up, off the dusty ground and into the increasingly intense gusts of wind in Chickasha, Oklahoma. While most are scattering away from the forming tornado, Mike Mezeul calmly slings his black camera strap over his right shoulder and heads straight toward it.