Mayra Flores De Marcotte

Multimedia Journalist

San Jose, CA

Mayra Flores De Marcotte

A geeky mom, social media nerd, PR Pro and multimedia journalist in the Silicon Valley. Chronic documentarian, occasional gardener and enthusiastic listener of stories, I split my time between learning new things and [re]discovering life through my 10-year-old's eyes.


'There Are Too Many Kids Killing Themselves'

Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga High School sophomore, tried to commit suicide last September after learning she had been sexually assaulted when she had passed out at a party and a photo of the attack was posted online. Ann Brownell's daughter, Amanda, also tried to end her life four years ago after allegedly being bullied at Del Mar High School.
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Campbell Spelling Bee Champs Don't Need Spellcheck

These words definitely aren't part of your average teenage cell phone/text lingo. The Campbell Union School District held its fifth annual district-wide Spelling Bee Wednesday night and these were just a few of the words spellers endured during the 20-round competition. Fifteen students, five from each of the district's three middle schools—Campbell, Monroe and Rolling Hills—competed for top honors Jan. 23.

Sierra LaMar's Case Reminder to Update Information with Schools

As the search continues with the kidnapping of Morgan Hill teen Sierra LaMar, a closer look has been cast in the day of the abduction. According to an article in the Mercury News the parents of missing teen Sierra LaMar had no idea she never showed up for class until 6:00 p.m., despite the schools computers having logged her in as absent nearly 10 hours earlier in the day.
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Local students help others reach education dreams

Cesar Juarez rides the bus to school like so many college students — head against the glass, earphones streaming down his olive jacket, eyes straight ahead. The 22-year-old was a full-time student until this semester, when he and his family discovered they were facing possible foreclosure on their San Jose home.
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Inspiring Girls Who Code

Issuu Clip is an exciting new way to engage with individual clips of content. Now you can share and comment on any part of a publication that inspires you. Tap blue outlines to interact with clips by the publisher. Tap the plus to see clips by fellow readers or create your very own.
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Students Visit Hiroshima, Rally for Peace

This article originally appeared in the summer 2015 Harker Quarterly. At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb over Hiroshima in an effort to end World War II. The bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy,” directly killed more than 80,000 people, including 330 students and teachers at Hiroshima Jogakuin Senior High School.
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Graduation 2015: The Journey Continues

This article originally appeared in the summer 2015 Harker Quarterly. Crowds poured into The Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Students cheered for each other, parents snapped photos and the graduates marched in, their graduation caps proudly displaying the names of the colleges they’ll be attending in the fall.
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Baccalaureate Speakers Urge Graduates to Remember the Past, But Look to the Future

This article originally appeared in the summer 2015 Harker Quarterly. Like many Harker graduates before them, members of the Class of 2015 walked up the center of the upper school quad on May 21, while family, friends, faculty and staff welcomed them with a standing ovation to their baccalaureate ceremony.
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Reddy Named National Debate Champ; Team Members Break 44-year Record

It was a strong finish for the 29 Harker students who qualified for end-of-the-year varsity state or national championships in speech and debate. For the second year in a row, Pranav Reddy, grade 12, was named the national Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champion. The tournament, hosted by the National Debate Coaches Association (NDCA), was held in Las Vegas April 11-13.
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Campbell Vice Mayor Evan Low Helps Engage Local Youth in Electoral Process

The youth commissions of the cities of Saratoga and Cupertino are putting on a "Politics and Pizza" event Wednesday night. The event, a simulated presidential debate, is aimed at offering local youth a chance to see the electoral process on the local level. Campbell Vice Mayor Evan Low will be portraying President Barack Obama and Saratoga Mayor Chuck Page will be portraying Mitt Romney.
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Campbell Celebrates a Decade of Rising Young Authors

There have been 133 young authors from Campbell that have gone through the Rising Young Authors Series in the last 10 years. In 2006, the Campbell Union School District added the online book publishing to the award. Tonight, the next J.K Rowlings take the stage, talking about their published pieces and receive applause and praise from parents, teachers and members of the community.
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Green Eggs and Ham Come to Life in Campbell

There's just something about Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham that put a smile on children and adults' faces alike. Today is Read Across America Day, a celebration by the National Education Association in conjunction with Seuss' birthday on March 2. Its aim is to bring awareness to reading with children and first kicked off in the United States n 1998.
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Mayra Flores De Marcotte

I enjoy communication and find it a vital part of building community. This has been at the core of my career. A more informed community is a more effective and cohesive one. And these communities become quality audiences and advocates.

I have fine-tuned my skills in most forms of communication and storytelling through traditional and online media, digital, social media and public relations.

My specialties include team and community management; social media strategy and management; digital content strategy, creation and curation; and digital analytics and measurement.



  • Storytelling
  • Editing
  • Social Media