Visalia and San Jose, California
Stephanie Barraza is a Magazine Journalism major with a music emphasis at San Jose State University in San Jose, California. She worked as a staff reporter and production editor for the university's Spartan Daily over the course of two semesters. She also interned with SHiFT Magazine as a staff writer during that time. Over the summer of 2013, she helped launch Visalia Local, a community media blog where she served as a contributing editor and writer.
Presently, Stephanie works as a Program Leader for Pro-Youth/HEART, a local non-profit after school program, where she helps students embrace photography and cultural awareness.
She likes to read and write about society and culture, mostly about music, which her blog, Collective Noise, is aimed at. Adventure is her aim.