South Florida Access: Biden or Trump? The Social Dilemma, Models, DJ’s and arts (includes video story)

South Florida Access is back with its fourth at-home episode. Valeria Venturini and Monica Lebro host “The Hot Minute,” early-voting edition. The duo asked a round of quick questions to voters about the upcoming election.

The modeling industry is not the same, according to model Gabriella Bongiovanni. From castings to interacting with models and agencies, Bongiovanni reflects on her career and how it has changed.

DJ Juice and DJ Epps talk about the hardships DJ’s have faced while dealing with COVID-19. While nightclubs and bars have yet to return to full operations and capacity in Miami, these DJ’s can’t wait to get back on stage and get the party going in the 305.

Michael Spring, director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, touched base on the importance of artists. President and CEO of the Art & Business Council of Miami Laura Bruney mentioned the financial uncertainty. She also suggests the pandemic is an opportunity to reevaluate.

The “Social Dilemma,” a Netflix documentary, exposes and analyzes how social media affects society. Do you wonder about the damage scrolling and being on social media can do to you? Ixamar Palumbo, a social media specialist of the Latin Grammys and Dr. Samantha Mackson, a mental health expert at South Miami Psychology Group, give their opinions.

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Monica is working on her broadcast journalism bachelor's degree. She loves to write and is passionate about sports, the art of interviewing and strives to become an on-air sports talent. She produces digital content and is a social media manager.

Brea Jones, rising FIU senior, has experience writing, videography/photography, interviewing, using Adobe Software and currently works as  Promotion and Recruitment Director for FIU Student Media. She has worked with several publications and published over 30 articles; to see her profile click

Julissa Mederos is a junior majoring in Digital Communications + Media at FIU. Apart from being an executive producer for SFA, she is also the sound engineer and webmaster for The Roar, FIU’s student radio station. 

Kevin Gonzalez is a broadcast media major at FIU. He is skilled in video editing and production, and his true passion is sports. He strives to create and host his own on-air sports show and podcast.

Cristina Feliciano is a broadcast media major at Florida International University. She is passionate about delivering the news and creating professional digital media content. She is experienced in field reporting on camera and editing news packages, but also loves to write.

Andrea Gonzalez is a Venezuelan Broadcast Media student minoring in Social Media and E-Marketing. Since she can remember, she has always aspired to be in front of a television screen informing and entertaining people with news.

Ana Soler is majoring in journalism with a translation & interpretation certificate at Florida International University. She has a passion for writing and reporting in both English and Spanish. She is a lover of linguistics, pop culture, entertainment, traveling and learning about people of all walks of life.

Valeria Venturini, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is a Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Social Media Marketing and E-Analytics. Bilingual in Spanish and English, she has a deep passion for storytelling and wants to provide a voice for others. Venturini dreams of working at a news station delivering stories to her community, interviewing citizens, celebrities and political figures.

Yuselys Solis is a broadcast journalism student minoring in psychology and marketing. She is passionate about latino issues, but hopes to one day be an entertainment on-air talent.

Taknighis Beauvoir currently is pursuing a Mass Communications degree in Broadcast Journalism. She aspires to inform the general public about important topics around South Florida.

From Caracas, Venezuela Paola Marcano Bolívar is pursuing her degree in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications at FIU. She hopes to work for the entertainment and music industry, sharing impactful stories through different mediums. She loves to be creative, sing, dance and do graphic design.