Crash The Parties Winners: Meet RNC Convention Reporter James Villalobos

James Villalobos’ passionate journalism skills helped him win the chance to report on the Republican National Convention for Fuse & Voto Latino’s special Crash The Parties initiative this summer. The CTP competition, which gives two young talents the chance to cover both 2016 National Conventions, had many entries, but James brought a mix of confidence and reporting chops that landed him the spot. You’ll see him in Cleveland covering the Republicans come July 18-21.

Villalobos may still be in college — he’s a senior studying journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst — but he’s already racked up a wide variety of professional experience reporting in the field.