Our Board

<strong>Andrea Lopez-Villafaña</strong><br>Chapter President
Andrea Lopez-Villafaña
Chapter President

Andrea Lopez-Villafaña is a reporter with the San Diego Union-Tribune, covering the neighborhoods of San Diego. She previously wrote for San Diego City Beat and La Prensa San Diego. She joined the NAHJ SD/Tijuana chapter and scholarship committee after graduating from San Diego State University where she was the president and founding member of NAHJ at SDSU.

<strong>Samantha Rivera</strong><br>Chapter Vice President & Treasurer
Samantha Rivera
Chapter Vice President & Treasurer

Samantha is a bilingual sports journalist (English/Spanish) for Fox 5 San Diego.
Most recently, Samantha worked as a weekend sports anchor/reporter at WTVO/WQRF in Rockford, Ill. Samantha is a proud alum of DePaul University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations and advertising.

<strong><strong><strong>Roxana Becerril</strong>  </strong></strong><br>Chapter Secretary
Roxana Becerril 
Chapter Secretary

Roxana Becerril works at the Spanish-language TV station KSDY50, where she helps produce content, create story packages and manage social media accounts. 
She recently graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s in journalism and advertising. She’s a proud Mexican-American who loves covering the arts, culture, news, fashion and other lifestyle topics. At SDSU, she was an editor and writer for the Daily Aztec. She has been published by the San Diego Union Tribune.

<strong><strong>Adriana Heldiz</strong> </strong><br>Social Media Manager
Adriana Heldiz 
Social Media Manager

Adriana Heldiz is a visual journalist with Voice of San Diego. She was born and raised in San Diego and is passionate about documenting the stories of communities of color while also helping readers understand local issues through visuals and explainers.