About Me

Ayled Zazueta is a senior at the University of Redlands studying journalism and culture studies. She writes for The Redlands Bulldog and is also the host of the podcast show "In Your Shoes" and produces episodes biweekly. 

My Latest Work

Column: Reflections on Krista Newkirk’s Inauguration as 12th President – The Redlands Bulldog

While on the phone with my mom following the inauguration ceremony for President Krista Newkirk, I excitedly explained what a rare opportunity it was to attend a presidential inauguration ceremony at the University of Redlands–who is to say when the next one will be? Prior to Newkirk’s arrival in July 2021, former President Ralph Kuncl served the University of Redlands for nine years from 2012 to 2021. The best word to describe the ceremony is wholesome. Alumni from each graduating year from as

Temporary Enhanced COVID-19 Safety Protocols Lifted; Irvine Commons Open for Indoor Dining – The Redlands Bulldog

Spring semester started off slightly differently than what students had become accustomed to in the fall. Temporary enhanced safety protocols were announced before students returned to campus in response to the Omicron variant. Classes were moved to remote learning through the week of Jan. 10, though students who cleared COVID testing requirements were allowed to move into residence halls as early as January 9th. Additional enhanced safety measures included wearing KN95 or N95 masks indoors, bu

Campus Diversity and Inclusion Puts on Week-Long MLK Celebration – The Redlands Bulldog

This year’s memorial and celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day began with the self-led peace walk that ran from Monday morning through Tuesday evening. The peace walk, hosted by the Black Student Union, began on the Redlands lawn where students scanned a QR code to individually listen to Professor Nicol Howard’s reflections of what it means to celebrate MLK Day. Ayesha Morrishaw-Ashley ’23 said Dr. Howard’s narration was eye-opening because she admitted that her family did not encourage cel

Culture, Not Costume Event Raises Awareness of Cultural Appropriation for Halloween – The Redlands Bulldog

With the Halloween weekend approaching, the Native American Student Union (NASU) at the University of Redlands hosted an event called “Culture, Not Costume” in Orton Center on Tuesday, October 26th to spread awareness of cultural appropriation perpetrated by non-indiginous people who dress in Native American regalia as a costume. In addition to emphasizing the harm resulting from appropriation of cultures, NASU invited other cultural clubs on campus to take part in their fashion show and create

University of Redlands Becomes a Hispanic Serving Institution – The Redlands Bulldog

Following its designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Redlands held a virtual public square conversation via Webex on October 5 to discuss what this title means and how the university can serve its Hispanic students in light of its new designation. The panelists for this public square included Dr. Liesder Mayea, Associate Professor of Modern Literature and Languages; Belinda Sandoval, Associate Vice President of Admissions; Anuradha Diekmann, Associate Director of Corpo

Opinion | The Exploitation of Bilingualism In Our Workplaces by Zazueta ’23

My supervisor asked me that immediately into my interview for the pharmacy clerk position I applied for last summer. I enthusiastically and proudly told her I do. She also said something along the lines of “you speak very educated” and I was kind of offended but that is a whole other topic within itself. Spanish is my first language, but learning pharmaceutical terminology in Spanish was a learning curve. I was the only Spanish speaker at the pharmacy. I had no idea I was going to be translatin

In Your Shoes is a biweekly podcast series produced in collaboration with KDAWG Media. 

The premise of the series is getting to know unique individuals currently residing in the Inland Empire. Though guests are being interviewed, the general atmosphere is informal and open-minded. Host, Ayled Zazueta, wants to know more beyond about who a person is, she wants insight into their perspective and to step into their reality. Conversations with guests are fun, humorous, but also vulnerable and authentic.

You can listen at kdawgradio.com/in-your-shoes