EGMN (El Gato Media Network) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to developing college students into communication professionals. Since 2008, EGMN has provided hands-on leadership experience in journalism, media production, social media, public relations and photography. Tell me more…


Placing students in media

Over 25 recent graduates and 50 current students benefit from EGMN’s strong relationships with industry professionals, media outlets and professional associations which enables them to expand their professional possibilities. Tell me more…

Current Members



Our student leadership team

Alexis Vargas

Student Director

Alexis Vargas

Alexis is a public relations major at the University of Houston and an intern at Houstonia magazine.

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Jon Vargas

Executive Producer

Jon Lee

Jon Lee is a media production major t at the University of Houston and interns.............

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Kayla Kanaway

Deputy Director

Kayla Kanaway

Kayla is a public relations major at the University of Houston and has interned at Disney.

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Jessica Cruz

Multimedia Editor

Jessica Cruz

Jessica is a graphic design major at the University of Houston and interned ?

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Abel Flores

Editor for The Venture

Abel Flores

Abel Flores is an information systems major at the University of Houston.

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Read our award-winning work

  • Publisher of The Venture, a bilingual collegiate newspaper at four different colleges. Circulation: 4,000
  • 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Online Newspaper of the Year finalist
The Venture

Our achievements

  • Received 40% of the scholarships offered by the Houston Association of Hispanic Media professionals for three straight years.
  • 100% college graduation¬†rate among EGMN staff.

We promote diversity

  • Largest collection of Hispanic media students in Texas specializing in reporting, media production, PR, social media and photography.
  • Our content regularly outperforms university-affiliated publications.

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Our team of communication students are put through a rigorous training program, where they hone their skills on every platform necessary to be a successful media professional.



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