Carlos RochaAuthor, Volunteer
Carlos Rocha is a film student and freelance journalist. Born in Tyler, Texas he eventually picked up and moved to Pittsburgh, PA. During high school in Pennsylvania, he got into producing and managing local Hip Hop acts in the area.
After graduation, he enrolled in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Video Production where he completed a semester. His love of music kept him in close contact with musical acts and he eventually got into the business of putting on festivals at Slippery Rock Dunes. In August 2012 & 2013 respectively he had his most successful shows with Facefest, hosting the likes of Zach Deputy.
Following those professional successes, he struggled with homelessness and worked many jobs just to stay afloat. All the while he continued to work for Lyle Borger’s Ragoo Music Festival and produce Hip-Hop. In 2016 he reenrolled in film school and began writing for various publications such as the online magazine “Made In The District” and “Corner Politics,” a blog created by the host of WeActRadios’s “On The Corner” program.
Since reentering secondary education he has gotten videographer work from many different clients, maintains his own website and now writes for Street Sense in a volunteer capacity as often as possible.