Luiz Maurício "Jota"

MA, Journalism
My journalism degree from UCLA has opened many wonderful doors and brought me in touch with amazing people...
Age: 24
HOMETOWN: Los Angeles
DEGREE: MA, Journalism
FAVORITE WRITER: Hunter S. Thompson

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July 2014 - Present

I believe in the power of the written word. I've seen it transform lives first hand.

When I first stepped foot on Stanford's campus as a freshman, it was a foregone conclusion that I would major in creative writing. I took that invaluable experience and built on it during my time in UCLA's journalism program.

Now I have the daily privilege of using words to help bring new worlds into focus, important issues to the forefront, and positive change to people and their communities.

Grant Writing

Empreendedor digital.


I excel at grant writing for non profits and have either authored grants fetching close to $11 million.

I've managed content creation teams producing high-quality deliverables under aggressive deadlines.

Professional Skills

About Me

I'm well-versed in copywriting for print, radio, and television for both the news and advertising industries. 

Quick Facts

November 2012 - June 2014
BA, Creative Writing
I first honed my serious writing chops at Stanford and took away enough information to use for a lifetime...

Content Creation

Professional Experience


  • I managed a team of four content creators for one of the Web's most prolific news portals.  
  • My team won a "Best of the Web" award for our 9-part expose on misleading bed sheet thread counts.
  • I was responsible for long-form investigative journalism and daily reporting for the south side of Chicago.  
  • I won a "Best of Chicago" award for my 9-part expose on incompetent asbestos removal companies.