“I want there to be a place in the world where people can engage in one another’s differences in a way that is redemptive, full of hope and possibility.”

bell hooks

Background

In 2016, I left my hometown to pursue my B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Global Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. My bachelor’s degrees have equipped me with skills in precise, effective communication and inclusive messaging with cultural and global context.

Presently, I am pursuing innovative, hands-on experience from USC Annenberg’s esteemed public relations and advertising program.

Over the course of my ongoing educational and professional careers, I have developed exceptional relationship-building skills and meticulous attention to detail which will benefit me in a wide range of positions.


Purpose


As a little girl, I searched for myself in every movie and commercial, failing to understand why people who looked like me were always left out. It’s hard to comprehend as a child how awful it feels to know that the world sees little value in representing those who look like you.

And yet, inclusion goes so much further than the mere presence of diversity.

Authentic inclusion comes from recognizing the humanity and experiences of every individual and inviting each one to the table.

I believe that broadening the variety of communicators within the public relations space is integral to creating campaigns that transform societies and inspire advocacy.


Distinction


I take an introspective approach to each and every opportunity I encounter. As a result, my various experiences combine to create dynamic, efficacious solutions to any challenge that presents itself.

Often, I believe many brands fall into the trap of representing marginalized communities based on how they perceive them to be instead of taking the time to understand how they prefer to be represented. I believe I have the tools to properly address this concern.

If I have learned anything from my education and cultural experiences, it is that this world is filled with an infinite amount of beautiful stories and perspectives. Having the ability to take those perspectives and intricately weave them together to create meaningful storytelling is a unique skill — and one that I intend to spend the rest of my life perfecting.