By Eleanor Landwher
Dayri Vargas-Osorio has gained experience during her time as a student at Texas State and as a member of the journalism community, through taking college courses and by being a member of multiple journalism societies. As a member of The Association of Hispanic Journalists at Texas State, and the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists, Vargas-Osorio expanded her knowledge of the Journalism world and gained many contacts that have helped her grow as an aspiring journalist in South Texas.
The 26-year-old Journalism student grew up in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. While she always had a passion for writing since she was a little girl, she credits her hometown and its lifestyle the most for influencing her decision to pursue a career in journalism. She knew from a young age that she wanted to help educate the public in places like her hometown
“I knew at early years that there was a lot of things to get done in order to have people educated about their government and their rights,” she said.
As time went on, Vargas-Osorio realized that she wanted to focus on sports journalism, and declared sports psychology as her minor at Texas State. She would love to work for a sports magazine or even a sports television network one day.
“I am open to the opportunity and the idea of taking this path in my career,” she said.
Being fluent in both English and Spanish, Vargas-Osorio would like to write for publications in both languages in the future. She hopes that with enough practice, she will become a stronger writer in English.
“I am a little afraid of the idea of writing in English, but yes, I am open to the opportunity of a bilingual work,” she said.
Vargas-Osorio hopes to use her knowledge of English and Spanish, as well as skills that she has learned as a journalism and sports psychology student at Texas State, to educate a wide range of people in whichever path she chooses to take as a professional journalist.