Gitzel Puente was raised in the border town of Yuma, Arizona and has lived in Tulsa since 2015. She moved for a news reporting opportunity at KJRH, the local NBC affiliate, where she worked until 2020. She covered a variety of stories from education, small businesses, nonprofit work, and breaking news. Currently, Gitzel is working in local government at the City of Tulsa where she is the first bilingual communications officer. She enjoys being part of the community, volunteering, storytelling and creating meaningful connections. She is also a board member at the Tulsa Global Alliance and Alliance Francaise to help build a global community.
On her free time, Gitzel enjoys cooking, exploring coffee shops, watching series, and learning foreign languages. She is excited to join La Cosecha's Executive Board to continue serving the Tulsa community through fresh groceries, important resources and building strong relationships.