Cassandra Nava is an English major studying journalism in Pacoima, CA. After taking a couple of journalism courses, she realized that her love of reading and writing would finally fit into a career path. Cassandra joined the Valley Star in the Spring of 2020 and her first published piece for the paper was about Oreos (yes, the cookie). She realized she loved writing for the paper, and soon focused on student services and local issues. The California native loves to learn about the environment and social issues. If she’s not busy working on a story, Cassandra enjoys watching movies, reading, and drawing.
This is her third semester writing for the Valley Star. She started off as a staff writer, then became the news editor. This semester she is focusing on the website, taking the title as an online editor. Cassandra hopes to apply the skills that she’s learned in the newsroom into her career. She plans to transfer to a university to further her studies in journalism.