My name is Randy Vazquez and I am visual journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have a passion for finding and telling stories in unique ways. I was introduced to the journalism profession while attending community college in southern California, where I found power in words and images. My passion in this field has grown from an interested community college student to a driven multimedia journalist that is always looking on the horizon for the next story. I take pride in my profession and I also take pride in what this profession has given me; a platform to inspire people in my community to reach new heights. I am an alumnus of New York Times Student Journalism Institute, former intern at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and former photojournalist and video editor at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. I am currently a photo journalist and video editor for Bay Area News Group. Visual journalism is my profession, my life and my passion.