My Story

Creative writer with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and a minor in Technology Entrepreneurship

I studied Journalism at the University of Houston’s Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, with a minor in Technology Entrepreneurship. I enjoy learning and working in all things that involve technology, media, writing and business. While I've been able to practice my passion working as an intern in different news stations, I've used my business skills to start my own photography business.

Communication, Journalism

My excitement for Journalism began after I experienced the power of storytelling after reading Anne Frank's diary. It taught me that stories have power and they continue to live through generations. Since then, I knew I wanted to combine my passion for media and tell stories.

As a production assistant intern, I learned that technology plays a huge part when transmitting messages and information. After I learned to use my first editing software, I hit the ground running and filmed my first story about Houston Community College's internship program. Later, I received a “Certificate of Recognition” for the video package.

Through my experience of publishing news stories for Click2Houston's website, writing blogs for a marketing agency, and working on extensive research assignments, I have been able to gain experience as a writer. Although, all those platforms use the art of writing, I learned that each platform uses different styles to communicate its messages. 

Technology Entrepreneurship

I've always considered myself an entrepreneur because of my initiative spirit. I used to think I could only choose one title, either a Journalist or a business owner -- then one day my mentor told me “you can do both.” With that mindset, I began offering creative photography services to families, couples, and event hosts. 

In the entrepreneurship program at UH, I wrote a thorough business plan for a frames company. Additionally, I created a successful mock-up dot-com business alongside team members. With the skills I gained, I am able to forecast a company's success and potential failures. 

As a photographer, I have been able to photoshoot and build relationships with many individuals in the Houston area. I have worked through the challenges of sending contracts, setting appointments, and creating systems to batch edit. The entrepreneurial path has taught me that having a strong team is valuable and that growth is continuous. My photography work may be seen on Instagram @AlbaRomeroPhotography

When I am not studying, you can find me hanging out with my family, reading, or creating new media projects!