Ramón Rodriguez is an incoming graduate student at the UT Austin School of Journalism, where he is pursuing the professional track. Although his bachelor's degree is in Computational Mathematics, also from UT, he did work as a freelance writer and journalist upon graduating. He has also been doing Oral History work since he was in middle school, where his duties have primarily consisted of interviewing subjects as well as audiovisual setup. He is particularly interested in multimedia storytelling and participatory journalism, but he also has a love for humor writing. His biggest influences are Studs Terkel, Tony Horwitz, and Naomi Klein. He was also a bartender in a past life, so he can make a pretty good cocktail.