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Michelle Mondo

Multimedia Editor II

Office 210-458-8583

About Michelle

Michelle Mondo is a multimedia editor and writer for two award-winning university publications, Sombrilla Magazine and Giving Magazine.

Michelle came to the university after a decade at the San Antonio Express-News, where she worked as an editorial assistant and a reporter for the weekly communities section, then a police and crime beat reporter in the metro section. As a criminal justice reporter, Michelle covered local crimes, and state and national criminal justice issues, including capital punishment. In 2010, the Feminist Majority Foundation cited one of her stories during congressional testimony to emphasize the need to update the federal definition of rape, which had not changed since the 1930s.

She spent more than a year investigating the innocence claims of four San Antonio women convicted of sexual assault in the 1990s. The subsequent story, published in 2010, was nominated for a Pulitzer. Michelle was on hand last year when the women were released as part of a deal between the district attorney’s office and defense attorneys.

Michelle graduated in 1999 from the University of Dayton in Ohio. Following college, she lived in Scotland, traveled through Europe, then headed down under for a stint in Australia. While there, she volunteered for the East Timor Free Press Association and covered the small nation’s first free elections.

Tom Palmer

Thomas Palmer

Senior Designer

Office 210-458-6183

About Thomas

Thomas Palmer is the senior magazine designer for University Publications, a component of the Office of University Communications and Marketing. Thomas is an award-winning designer who has publishing and media experience that spans more than 35 years in higher education, with 31 of those years devoted to UTSA.

During his tenure at UTSA, Thomas has participated in all levels of media handling and execution including corporate identity, magazine publishing, marketing, electronic and print advertising, and multimedia development. He also helped create Rowdy, the official mascot of UTSA.

Thomas is currently the principal visual architect for the university’s flagship publication, Sombrilla Magazine, and its sister publication, Giving Magazine.

Request for Back Issues

For back issues of UTSA publications, contact Michelle Mondo at 210-458-8583 or