My name is Raymond Earl Beatty, but since high school, I’ve been “Paz.” The word is Spanish for peace. I am the product of my mistakes, of life lessons, and of a formal education at Southern Methodist University.
I take a hands-on approach to learning, helping me to form and reform useful skills quickly. As a journalist, I have worked in various capacities for the student-produced broadcasts PuntoTV and The Daily Update and contributed to the student-produced newspaper The Daily Campus. I earned the honor of being a Belo Scholar two years in a row, as well as a one-semester internship with WFAA-8, the ABC affiliate in Dallas. As a Spanish-speaker, I have pressed towards fluency by speaking the language daily with friends and Spanish professors. As a photographer, I have taken and edited photos of everything from senior pictures to weddings.
My passion is for public speaking and research. Because of that, I am determined to earn a position as a reporter and, one day, as an anchor for a respected news organization.
Thank you for visiting my online portfolio. I wrote, edited and, in most cases, shot the work shown on this website. For further information, please take a look at my résumé, and don’t hesitate to contact me.