As a kid, I never participated in any sports. I was a dancer. But from spectating at my brother’s basketball games and watching the NBA with my dad, developed a deep interest and knowledge in sports, which led me to pursue a career in sports journalism.
Meshing two worlds of sport and storytelling seemed perfect. I enjoy voicing perspectives through words, by curating content and conversations. I am inspired to use journalism not only to influence sport, but media and the culture we live in. In 2020, I created my podcast, to highlight culture creators— those who create and produce their own lane towards success in any field.
I graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2021, with a B.A. in Communication Studies & Journalism. Determined to find my place within the university, I pitched a role to the athletics department during my freshman year. I became their first official digital media host and sideline reporter. Through my digital show, “The Pride“, I created weekly segments where I interviewed athletes while highlighting LMU sports. Through this work, I wanted to create a lane for myself that would give me the opportunity to build my personal brand alongside the university’s.
Through my previous work at LMU and as former Vice President of LMU’s National Association of Black Journalist chapter, I was adamant about changing the dynamics of journalism within LMU. Beyond that small scope, I am driven to change the industry as a whole. With that in mind, I pursued my Masters of Science in Journalism at the University of Southern California Annenberg in 2021.
Though it is rare to see women and people of color in journalism, I want to develop that minority into a majority. Through my content, I aim to inspire and wake the creator that reside inside us all. There is not a more powerful duo than a fearless woman and sport. As Nelson Mandela said “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” To be at the forefront of such a movement is what pushes me to do what I do, and to love what I do.
I’m only getting started in this game and am excited to develop as a journalist and creator.