Alyssa Mendez Batista

I recently relocated to Miami from San Juan, Puerto Rico, when the opportunity of interning at WLRN came up.

Before making the big move, I was collaborating as a reporter for Pulso Estudiantil, a weekly student-run radio program for WRTU 89.7FM at my alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico, and working as a French teacher.

Although I’ve had the opportunity to work and intern across the media spectrum –- from broadcast to digital and print -- there’s always room to learn and grow.

I enjoy reporting environmental and public health stories, and in my free time, getting myself acquainted to South Florida through walks on the beach and finding good places to eat.

  The University of Miami held a public forum on Tuesday about human trafficking in the United States.