Courtney Ponce will graduate from California State University, Fullerton, with a B.A. in Communications.

She decided back in junior high school that reporting would be the career path for her. Having the ability to give an audience the current news and engaging with the public is what truly excites her.

Meeting Professor Beth Georges her senior year of high school sealed the deal that reporting would be her chosen path. After completing the broadcast courses a year early as a junior, Courtney was ready for the next step, which was reporting in another country.

Traveling to Vietnam has not only changed her as a person but also as a reporter. Working under demanding and fast conditions prepared her for the future.

The stories she has brought home are lighter pieces and were meant to capture all of the activity and fun the volunteers and villagers had while on this mission.

Gathering skills from a variety of internships has allowed her to excel in what she strives to be and soon become. Interning with KTLA-5, San Gabriel Tribune Sports, Fullerton Stories and now CBS Sports has taught Courtney the impact a reporter can have and how to fully display any given story topic.

Courtney has been apart of several organizations on campus, such as the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Titan Sports Recap, Alpha Chi Omega and Titan Spirit Squad.

Courtney plans to venture out to many different markets as a reporter and is excited to see what her future has in store!

Courtney's works:

  • Helping Babies Breathe
    A multimedia piece about Project Vietnam teaching neonatal healthcare workers the steps of the "Helping Babies Breathe" program so that healthcare workers learn the skills of administering pulmonary resusitation to non-breathing newborns.
  • Mekong River Tour
    A tour of the Mekong River Delta includes trips through narrow canals, sampling of fresh native fruits, and to a coconut candy factory.
  • Why We Volunteer
    Volunteers, from the novice to the veteran, describe their experiences on a Project Vietnam mission.
  • Sorting Medications
    Preparations for a medical mission include sorting through boxes of medications.
  • Harlem Shake
    The trend of spring 2013, the Harlem Shake, has gone global! A few Project Vietnam volunteers show how it's done.