The Chronicles of Dallas Barrios Podcast 


Podcast Host, Editor and Co-Creator

Victoria Ferrell-Ortiz was born in Dallas, Texas. She lived in West Dallas until the age of five, and then moved to Oak Cliff. Victoria’s Mother was an educator within DISD, and impressed upon her the importance of being a lifelong learner at a young age. She attended the Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center.  In 2016, she received her Bachelors of Arts in Integrative Studies from the University of North Texas in Denton, with concentrations in international studies, sociology, and public administration and community service. Additionally, she minored in social sciences, and earned a certification in Latino and Mexican American Studies.


She was recently appointed to the Arts and Culture Advisory Commission for the City of Dallas as an at large member. Victoria is a member of the first cohort of Emerging Historians to come out of the Dallas Mexican American Historical League.


Podcast Host, Editor and Co-Creator

Biviana Hurtado is the North East TV Advertising Analyst at Spectrum Reach. She works closely with National and Local Sales Teams to identify programming opportunities, increase client visibility, and support their business objectives. Biviana credits her interest in preserving and growing local businesses to her family. Biviana’s mother and extended family have a rich history of owning small  corner shops in Comala, Mexico where her family is from originally. Biviana is also passionate about improving community-based entrepreneurship in unrepresented neighborhoods and the role entrepreneurship  plays in building community. Biviana serves on the Executive Board of the local League of United Latin American Citizens  council, Dallas Mexican American Historical League, Reflect Us Dallas County Leadership Counsel and is currently a Jolt Initiative / Deeds Not Words Movement Mujeres Fellow.


Podcast Host, Editor and Co-Creator

Jennifer Rangel is a proud Latina with Mexican roots. She serves as the Planning & Community Outreach Director for the Inclusive Communities Project, an affordable fair housing non-profit that advocates for neighborhood equity and fair housing options. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Science from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in City & Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jennifer’s upbringing in Dallas (Oak Cliff) shaped her passion for social justice, activism and service. She remains involved in Oak Cliff as Co-Founder of the Moisés E. Molina High School Alumni Association which serves the school, alumni and the surrounding neighborhood. 


Podcast Host, Editor and Co-Creator

A native Dallasonian (Dallaser ... er, Dallasite ... TEXAN) Johnny's curiosity led him to investigate his ancestors travels throughout northern New Spain, when the Texan region was named New Philippines. This small project came to light due to the oral history that was told to him growing up. In those talks, knowledge was heavily emphasized. A Texas A&M University graduate he understands the importance of education and how it facilitates the betterment of communities. He helps small business owners minimize costs and create systems to increase profits for the long term.

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