Rose-Anne Aragon

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Rose-Ann Aragon was born to Filipino immigrant parents in Park Ridge, Illinois, where she grew up. During high school, she was actively involved in extracurricular activities, including bands, debate, and sports. She discovered her passion for writing and reporting in college and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism. During college, Aragon also served as the Vice President External of the Philippines Student Association, which allowed her not only to enhance leadership skills but also develop a better understanding of her identity as a Filipino American. Her first job after college was at the WEEK/WHOI-TV NBC News in Peoria, Illinois, where she was trained to be a more mature reporter, photographer and fill-in producer. She later became a multimedia journalist at the WCPOTV in Cincinnati. In 2017, she joined KPRC-TV in Houston as a GA & Space Reporter. She has led and cultivated a series of space stories on Apollo 11, NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and so on. She received a Lone Star Award for her self-created investigative series “Generation Under Fire.” Besides her professional career, Aragon was part of UniPro - Pilipino American Unity for Progress. She cofounded the UniPro Chicago-Midwest in 2015 and helped launch the UniPro Texas in 2017. She currently serves as the UniPro Texas Programming Director. Under her leadership, the UniPro Texas founded Lumikha Arts Showcase, an interactive art showcase that highlights local Filipino artists.