Jeslyn Santiago

Jeslyn Santiago is a WUSF/USF Zimmerman School digital news intern for fall 2018.  

Born in Kissimmee, Florida, Jeslyn moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. She is now a Junior pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in broadcast news.

Jeslyn would like to become a reporter at a major media network.  

Hillsborough County voters approved an education amendment that will provide hundreds of millions in additional school funding for over the next 10 years.  

Mote Marine Laboratory is working with Sarasota County to lease, and eventually own, 27 acres of land for a new aquarium at Nathan Benderson Park. 

The federal government, with the help of Mote Marine Laboratory, is continuing to investigate a significant spike in dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico -- and they want to know if red tide is playing a part in it.

Even though it’s not known what is causing the red tide algae that’s meant headaches for Florida this summer, one Venice official wants to extend a ban on the use of fertilizer.