› Santa Ana Unified School District, Chief Communications Officer
› OC Department of Ed., communications specialist
› EdSource, college and career readiness reporter
› Orange County Register, education reporter
› Freelance photographer

Fermin Leal

About me


I am a driven communications professional with 20 years of experience writing breaking news, in-depth reports and features about local and national trends in education.


I love snapping pictures, mostly sports, travel and portraits. Over the last five years, I've worked to learn this new skill, and now hope to work part-time as a freelance photographer.