From my earliest years in education, I have been “a challenging and challenged writer” as well as a journalist in name and by works.
During my K-12 experience in Illinois, I worked to create a newsletter earning me two AKA Service Awards, anchored my first newscast in collaboration with East St Louis Public TV, shadowed government officials in my area, and worked as a student reporter in collaboration with area newspapers in Massac County, IL. Afterwards, in my undergraduate years, I focused on broadcasting, vocal performance, and political philosophy, honing skills through radio interaction and communications work that would become invaluable to me. After creating the station’s first news and production internship, I became the Anchor of WGRN’s flagship morning newscast and brought political and legislative experience gained in Washington DC to the local communities that matter most. While doing so, I worked for local publications and completed work on a senior thesis focused on Diversity and Inclusive Philosophies in systemic or political frameworks.
I continue writing and producing content, analyzing the days news, and reporting national stories of local import in the DC area.