Voices of the Brave: Committed to serve (includes audio story)

Voices of the Brave is a podcast about the men and women who served in the military. Listen as we take you along their journey to fight for the United States of America. 

Episode 1: Committed to Serve

Former U.S. Marine, Alberto López, shares his experience with the Marines. López describes his commitment to the country he grew up in, how his team became his family, and the things that stayed with him when he left the Marines. 

Episode 2: Military Veteran Perspective

Military veteran, Derek Auguste, talks about his military experience and his transition to civilian life. He touches on misconceptions about the military and concerns that veterans and active military personnel currently face. We want to tell listeners that this episode discusses topics of depression and suicide. If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or chat live at 988lifeline.org.

Mafe Navas is a bilingual journalist at Florida International University who specializes in photography and graphic design. Navas enjoys writing, discussing photography, and exploring new techniques in graphic design. She hopes to work in the news industry as a producer in the future. Navas has an associate of the arts degree in communication from Broward College and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media in digital communication and media in Fall 2024.

Norma Flores is a Salvadoran bilingual journalist at Florida International University who is interested in broadcast journalism and international relations. Flores hopes to become a producer, presenter, correspondent or diplomat in the future. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media in digital media and communication with a minor in international relations in Spring 2025.

Anthony Vieites is a senior at Florida International University who’s interested in content creation of all forms of multimedia production. Vieites enjoys surfing, photography and creating stories through film and wants  to make an impact. He is interested in working in entertainment and working with or starting his own media production company. Vieites will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Digital TV+Multimedia Production in Spring 2025 from the Lee Caplin School of Journalism.

 

Carlos Medina is a senior at Florida International University who hopes to become a Real Estate agent and have a podcast about sports with his friends. Medina enjoys discussing sports with his friends, and also learning the new aspects of media. He is interested in podcasting because he likes discussing with other people and having great talks. Medina will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media in Digital TV+Media in Spring 2025.