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Hey, I’m Allyson.

Welcome to my corner of the web. I’m a freelance writer and journalism student based in New York City/Southern California, with skills and experience in print and digital media.

The diverse beats I’ve covered include general assignment and community reporting, breaking news, religion, politics, crime, immigration, arts & culture, food & drink, lifestyle, entertainment, and Asian American issues/events. While my specialty is on the editorial side of things and writing features/profiles, I also shoot photography, conduct research, administrative work, have experience in public relations/marketing, social media management, video and web-editing, blogging, copy-writing and editing.

My bylines have appeared in local and national publications including NBC News, LA Times Community News, The Daily Pilot, VoicesofNYAsian JournalLA Weekly, The Press-Enterprise, Mott Haven Herald, New America Media, Orange County Catholic, Angelus News, DisneyExaminer, and Inquirer.net.

I have B.A. in English, with an emphasis in writing and a certificate in journalism, from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA (c/o 2014), and am currently working towards my M.A. in Journalism (c/o 2018) at the City University of New York. I hope to utilize my skills and experience as a creative writer in an upbeat, collaborative team environment.

Let’s work together! A cover letter and excellent references are available on request. The best way to reach me is by email: allysonraescobar@gmail.com.

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