A proud graduate of the University of Houston, since obtaining her journalism degree Cecilia has worked to build a platform for young professionals, growing a following with her views on music, film, culture, politics and more. As a music writer she’s featured a number of new and established artists in publications including Sway’s Universe, AllHipHop.com, Houston Press, YouHeardThatNews, Vice and more. She’s also the host of her popular “Conversations With Cecilia” and “Follow the Bandit” columns, currently published via Houston Style Magazine each month.
Committed to philanthropy, in addition to highlighting various organizations and charitable initiatives she’s also created her own including the “Simply a Smarty Pants” back-to-school drive and providing resume writing/college essay assistance for seniors in need. She is also the former Development Director for Workshop Houston, a nationally accredited non-profit that caters to at-risk middle and high school students.
Cecilia is also the founder and Creative Director at Yellow Bandit Media, a press and media consulting firm that caters to small business owners and creative professionals. An avid lover of Batman, RPG’s, the illustrious San Francisco 49ers and all things related to Marvel, she can usually be found covering events or twirling a mic on the red carpet. That last line was written by the Yellow Bandit, she says hi.
PUBLICATIONS: Houston Style Magazine • Houston Press • Dayandadream.com • Houston Trend Magazine • AllHipHop.com • Sway’s Universe • Hip Hop DX • Vice • Atlanta Black Star
TV: The Isiah Factor interview (FOX 26) • “Small Hands, Big Dreams” interview (FOX 26)
PRINT: Houston Style Magazine • Houston Press • Houston Trend Magazine • The Daily Cougar
RADIO: “Yellow Bandit Radio” (90.3 GMT Radio Host) • “The Roster Live” (90.3 GMT Radio Host)
NOTABLE EVENTS: AllHipHop.com “Breeding Ground Showcase” Stage Manager (SXSW 2015, 2014) • “Laugh 4 A Cure” (Event Co-Founder) • Workshop Houston’s 2015 Holiday Party (Event Organizer, Dec. 2015) • Workshop Houston’s 2016 Luncheon (Event Organizer, Apr. 2016)