2016-2017 Staff

Rafael Damasceno Ricciardi


Rafael Damasceno Ricciardi,  a 19-year-old international student from Brazil (Brasil), moved to the United States in 2015. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin freshman student is majoring in mechanical engineering and...

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Sonia Flores

Multi-Media Reporter

Sonia Flores is a Senior at UTPB. Her major is Communication and her minor is Spanish. She is originally from Fort Hancock, TX. Her favorite things to do are to spend time with her loved ones, travel, meet new people, an...

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Dr. Myra Salcedo

Mesa Journal Advisor

Myra Salcedo, Ph.D., is a full-time instructor and advisor for the Mesa Journal online news and its social media sources. Prior to completing her doctorate in English/Rhetoric and Composition at the University of Texas at Arlin...

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Kelsie Clifton

Staff Writer and Columnist

Kelsie Clifton is a full-time online student majoring in Communications with a minor in Management. She is an advocate for women of all ages, and loves sharing with them their self-worth, security, and empowering them to live...

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Oscar Romo


Oscar Romo is a current third-year transfer student here at the University of the Permian Basin. His major is in Social Work with undecided minor in Fine Arts or Psychology. Focusing on both school and work he has little time...

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Ana Ruth Lugo Mejia

Managing Editor

Ana Ruth Lugo Mejia is a senior majoring in marketing at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). She is an international student who hails from Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. She transferred from Mississippi State University...

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