Title: Program Manager & Editor

Time at We’Ced: Two years

Claudia J. Gonzalez was raised in the Bay Area and has lived in the Central Valley for the last three years. Before becoming We’Ced’s Program Manager & Editor, Claudia worked as We’Ced’s Beat Reporter. She has a background in youth organizing, focusing on issues of mass incarceration, police brutality, and gangs. Transitioning to journalism has allowed her to better understand the Merced community and connect with its younger residents, while also keeping her passion for social justice alive.


Title: Program Associate & Reporter

Time at We’Ced: Six months

A lifelong resident of the Central Valley, Hannah has spent the last three years covering news in and around the Fresno area. She has a degree in Journalism from Washington and Lee University, and was a 2016 participant in the USC Annenberg Health Journalism Fellowship. Currently, she serves as We’Ced’s Beat Reporter. 
Title: Program Assistant
Time at We’Ced: One year

A Southern California Native, Crystal moved to the Central Valley to attend college, but now considers the area her second home. She attends CSU, Stanislaus and is looking forward to completing her education and one day becoming a school counselor. Originally joining We’Ced as a Mentor, she now serves as the Program Assistant.