Andrés Domínguez is a University of Arizona alumnus with a bachelor's degree with a double major in journalism and political science.
Born and raised a fifth-generation Tucsonan, Domínguez attended Davis Bilingual Magnet Elementary School and Tucson High Magnet School, where his father and grandparents attended.
As a writer for the THMS Cactus Chronicle, Domínguez covered various issues, ranging from ethnic studies to music, and also covered a visit to the school by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts.
As an intern at Arizona Capitol Television, the State Legislature's nonpartisan broadcast center, Domínguez assisted in broadcasting live House and Senate committee meetings and House floor sessions, an integral function in giving the public access to the processes of their elected officials.
A continual source of inspiration for Domínguez is the story of his great-great-grandfather, Amado Cota-Robles, Sr., who worked as a journalist in Cananea, Sonora, México at the beginning of the Mexican Revolution. Cota-Robles wrote against the policies of autocrat Porfirio Díaz in the days leading up to the revolution. Cota-Robles moved his family to Tucson, Arizona, in 1915.
Domínguez aspires to work as a journalist writing about the people, communities and history of Arizona.
Artwork by David Fitzsimmons