There are many Taylor Villanuevas in the world. There’s a kid whose Facebook says he likes Lady Gaga and Celine Dion, someone with a Twitter handle “da_ratchet_one” and an avid Vine user who revines occasionally explicit posts instead of creating his own. But minimal methods of deduction indicate these are not the girl who studies broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California.
The first place I found that Taylor Villanueva is on Twitter, the second link to pop up after a Google search of just her name. There I discovered she is a student representative for Adobe, the secretary for USC’s chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a producer for SCVTV, a local news station in Santa Clarita. These involvements are reflected not only in her short bio, but also her tweets and retweets, which also indicate she’s very involved in the Annenberg Media Center. Taylor’s tweets are almost completely news-oriented; the most opinionated tweet she’s sent in the last month has to do with being excited about a new show with both John Stamos and Josh Peck (and who wouldn’t be?)
Her Twitter also led me to her website, which introduces her involvement in Annenberg TV News, Annenberg Radio News and Neon Tommy. It includes packages of her work as a broadcast journalist, one writing sample, a short biography, and her resume. Her resume shows that she is deeply involved in producing news in Santa Clarita, Calif. The website also has her phone number and email for potential employers to reach her.
Her LinkedIn also showed up with a basic Google search, showing all of the same credentials as her resume, but adding smaller involvements from the past, like producing the The SCoop or serving as a brand ambassador for Coca-Cola. I also discovered she transferred from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, which explains her deep involvement there.
I could only find her Facebook easily by searching “Taylor Villanueva USC,” but once I did, I learned she plays soccer. I also learned she likes Harry Potter, the Pretty Little Liars books, singing and One Direction (shhh, me too.)
Overall, Taylor is very accessible online as a journalist. It is clear what she wants to do and what she has already learned to do from a basic Google search, but her personal life is a little harder to find. She has a great professional presence online.