The Chaparral

2020-2021 Staff

Estefania Moreira


Estefania Moreira is a storyteller and journalist reporter for The Chaparral. She has film and theater experience with a performance background since high school. Estefania loves films and writing to heart. She has written over...

Julio Camacho

Copy Editor

Julio Camacho is the sports editor and a staff reporter for The Chaparral newspaper. He is a film/television major and plans on being a cinematographer or a sports journalist.

Omar Romero

Digital Editor

Omar Romero is the online editor, staff reporter for The Chaparral. His career goal is to become either a sports radio host, sports commentator on television or a voice over artist. Omar loves media.

Yaelin Ramirez

Staff Reporter

Yaelin Ramirez is majoring in journalism. This is her third year at College of the Desert. She has been passionate about writing and storytelling since high school. Yaelin joins The Chaparral her first semester.

Andrew Yzaguirre

Sports Reporter

Andrew is a journalism major. This is his first year with The Chaparral and he covers sports. Andrew's favorite sports include golf, football and motorsports. His goal is to work for Golf Digest or live in Europe for motorsports...

Trisha Valdez

Staff Reporter/Social Media Editor

Trisha is majoring in journalism. This is her second year here at College of the Desert. She loves to act and write scripts/stories. She is excited to be part of The Chaparral team. This is her first year as a writer on the team.

Laurilie Jackson

Faculty Adviser

Laurilie Jackson is the assistant professor of media production at College of the Desert. She serves as the adviser for The Chaparral newspaper and KCOD Coachella FM radio. Laurilie was a local TV news anchor for ABC and CBS...