James Barragan no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. He started in 2013 as a Metpro trainee after graduating from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in history. Before working at The Times, James was a Chips Quinn Scholar at the Austin-American Statesman. While in school he also interned for the Huffington Post’s Spanish language website, Voces, and attended the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. James is a Los Angeles native and a fluent Spanish speaker and writer.