I am a recent graduate of Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in women’s and gender studies. Currently, I’m working as an Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Fellow with News 21, investigating the experiences of LGBTQI+ youth in the U.S. juvenile justice system, based out of Oklahoma City.
Born in Ghana, raised in Stillwater, Okla. I have done my fair share of traveling and writing about my experiences and observations.
I have a passion for in-depth and creative storytelling through written mediums.
During my time at OU, I worked as a culture reporter (2017-2018) and editor (2018-present) at the OU Daily, the university's independent student news organization. As culture editor, I have semesterly led a desk of 4-12 reporters and an assistant editor, helping to plan and edit their stories and mentoring new and blossoming writers, as well as writing my own stories about the local arts and music scene, under-reported communities, magazine features, as well as re-creating a health column resource amid COVID-19.
Additionally, I've had work published by The Muskogee Phoenix as a summer news intern in 2018, The Wichita Eagle as a summer news intern in 2019, with individual stories in The Norman Transcript, Crimson Quarterly, Healthy Living Magazine and Green Country Living.
In 2019, I received the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Region 8 award for online news reporting, and 3rd place in the Oklahoma Press Association’s 2019 Better Newspaper Contest college division for feature writing.
News, culture and magazine reporting
News Edit Pro, Cue Management System, Blox Content Management System, Wordpress, Wix
Adobe XD, Photoshop, Lightroom, audio editing software
Slack, Google apps
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