Lynnette Cantos is a freelance journalist, creative Latina, and all-around geek.

Born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, she resides in Orlando, Fla., and has been living in The Sunshine State for over a decade—with temporary stops in Virginia and South Carolina.

Lynnette has written, produced and published numerous articles and videos with a key focus on storytelling, alongside optimizing best social media practices to ensure maximum reach and engagement for corresponding platforms.

Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Florida via UF’s College of Journalism and Communications Online program for its social media Master’s degree. Previously, Lynnette was a digital content producer at the Orlando Sentinel for two and a half years, working closely with the newsroom’s audience engagement team in managing Orlando Sentinel’s website and social media accounts.

She graduated from Florida Atlantic University in August 2017, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Journalism and was a regional video producer in 2018 for McClatchy, a digital media company serving 30 markets.

She is also an active member of the Orlando Bloggers Union where she has presented two workshop panels on video content production, and an appointed board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Central Florida chapter serving as the chapter’s secretary for 2021-2022 session.

In her spare time, she enjoys bullet journaling, playing rhythm games, riding various attractions at both Universal Studios and Walt Disney World—yes, she takes advantage of living in the theme park capital of the U.S.—and spending quality time with friends and family exploring Central Florida and beyond.