UGA GRADY COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION
Final year MFA Candidate
in Narrative Nonfiction Journalism
“Use only the best of words. Not only the best of words, but also the best of sounds, phrases, pauses, sentences, images, figures – the best, in sum, of every tool available to verbal art.”
Ayi Kwei Armah,
"Eloquence of the Scribes"
I am interested in extending pre-existing research on the traditional Black Press as it exists in the United States into the African Diaspora at large and the Caribbean, in particular, in pursuit of developing curricular considerations that link the field of Journalism to an Africana intellectual genealogy as a foundation for present and future practice, and as a pedagogical tool.
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia Inc.
The mission of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. is to engage, educate, and energize the community to improve the quality of life for people affected by sickle cell disease. We aim to reduce the incidence of sickle cell disease, to monitor the prevalence of sickle cell, and to help improve the quality of life for persons afflicted with the disease. To achieve our directives, the Foundation sponsors educational programs, conducts testing, counsels families, supports healthcare providers, and coordinates activities that benefit patients throughout the year. The Foundation works daily with the State of Georgia, medical facilities and personnel, Sickle Cell Support Groups, physicians, nurses, clinics, social workers, volunteers, and other organizations to deliver and to help facilitate client services.