ABOUT ME

Sonya Paclob is a adjunct photography instructor at Tidewater Community College and a freelance visual  journalist with the Daily Press. She brings her combined professional experience in cultural diversity, event photography and video skills to every story she covers locally in Hampton Roads, Virginia. She is also an assistant video producer for Green Thumb Studios.

"I'm 25 feet underground right next to a six-ton 27-foot long cryomodules used to speed electron beams. This hall is called the accelerator tunnel south at the Jefferson Labs in Newport News."

"I'm 25 feet underground right next to a six-ton 27-foot long cryomodules used to speed electron beams. This hall is called the accelerator tunnel south at the Jefferson Labs in Newport News."

She received the Professional Keynote Press Award for historical farmers market and showcased documentary on Ireland's food movement at Athens Film Festival. She is also a Chips Quinn Scholar and gained multimedia training for the newsrooms.

In 2016, she is currently on track to finish her associates in Multimedia and Graphic Design. She aspires to be a User Experience Designer and Multimedia Producer in marketing. Her mission is to continue to educate all ages and create meaningful stories.

In her free time, she is training for Triple Jog Dare Challenge with J&A Racing.

 


email: sonyapaclob@gmail.com


Accomplishments

2016 - Adjunct Photography Instructor at VAC

2015 - CPR, AED & First Aid Certificate with Health & Safety Institute (HSI) 

2014 - Data Journalism Course certificate with European Journalism Centre & Data Driven Journalism    

2014 - Pa. NewsMedia Association Professional Keynote Press Award

2013 - College Student Production Long Form Non-fiction Award

2013 - Film Screening of “Made in Donegal” Athens Film Festival

 

Software Knowledge

Final Cut Pro, Adobe Products: Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign 

Membership

Chips Quinn Scholar, AIGA, NPPA, International Toastmasters

Charity 

Present - Volunteer photographer for St. Luke's Catholic Church in Virginia Beach, Va.

2014 - Photograph picked for the first York's 2015 calendar. Money go towards revitalization of Downtown York, Pa.  

2014 - Photograph donated for YDR's charity fund for Olivia's House, which supports grieving children with loss of a family.  


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