A former New York City Fire Department paramedic who enrolled in Hunter and eventually became a WORD senior editor/producer before interning/working for Bronxnet (in the Bronx, of course) and Transit Transit News Magazine, both cable TV news operations, Emily C. Ruiz will be in Washington, D.C. for four months this spring courtesy the Hispanic Link and Scripps Howard Foundation.
She will be learning to cover politics of the Latino communities (room and board are paid for and she has a stipend for living expenses). She will be dealing and networking with politicos and movers and shakers inside the Belt Way (that’s what Hispanic Link said).
Check this out: They liked her so much that they delayed her show-up time so that she can graduate this January and attend commencement (that’s what Hispanic Link told me).
ECR has opened a door for other Hunter students (that’s what HL said) but they gotta’ have a portfolio.