We are graduate students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. 


As part of a final group project, we are diving into the hidden cultures that reside here in the great state of Arizona.  We will be focusing on the Vietnamese, Syrian and Polish communities. 

While conducting this project, our group had the opportunity to talk to members of these different communities and discover how they maintain their culture, as well as learn about the different traditions they all have. 


Ricardo Ávila is a passionate journalist from Mexico City and has been for the better part of 15 years. He is all about telling the important stories, and the stories people should know about but don't necessarily do. He graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. He is currently attending ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, obtaining his master's degree in Sports Journalism.

Margaret Naczek was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Polish language. In her three years of her undergraduate degree, Margaret was the assistant editor and Wisconsin Badgers football beat reporter for the online sports website, Sconnie Sports Talk, interned at the local television station and was an editorial intern at a Milwaukee publication company. She aspires to tell people's stories through her writing and broadcast work.

Gabby Revilla is a native of the Lone Star State. Born and raised in San Antonio, TX. she earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from St. Mary's University. She was heavily involved as president of the Political Science Honor Society and volunteered at a low-income school. She is now attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications at ASU to get her Masters in Mass Communications. She hopes to use her experience in the public relations field someday. 

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