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DIGITAL STORYTELLER

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ABOUT

I am an award winning digital storyteller, multimedia producer, filmmaker and Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I am the co-creator and Managing Editor of Newsroom U and co-Executive Director for The Global Media Project.

I received my BFA in Photography at Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s degree in African Studies and Research with a concentration in Women's Studies from Howard University and her doctorate in Mass Communications and Media Studies at Howard.

 

I am directing my first film The Minority Vote about millennials and the upcoming 2016 Presidential election and also writing my first book, a historical and contemporary analysis of Black women in Hollywood set for publication in summer 2017. My areas of expertise are the intersection of women/girls, technology and health/conflict/agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and diversity in Hollywood, specifically the representation of Black women in television. I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, DAWN (Diaspora African Women's Network) and a 2013 New Media Fellow with the International Reporting Project.

I am also a regular contributor for media outlets including CCTV America and CTN Canada as s media expert on a variety of issues, specifically, pop culture, politics, US race relations and representations of minorities in the media.

I am an avid traveler and spends my time collecting passport stamps with my 2 year old son, Isaiah.