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Cianna Allen

Highly Skilled Writer and Communicator

Location icon United States

Ever since the "Fall Write" in second grade, writing has been not only my strength, but also my passion. Language and rhetoric came naturally to me, and I found that one of the best and easiest ways for me to express myself was by putting pen to paper. Now, a decade and a half after that fateful Fall Write, my writing skills have moved beyond the purpose of personal pleasure and into the "real world" of getting a job.

Throughout college, I honed my writing and rhetoric, pushed myself to master a variety of styles, and fell even more in love with language. With a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, a persuasive writing style has become my forte, and issues relevant to women have become my preferred subject matter. But I know that my writing is adaptive and can be used in any capacity to get a message across. I look forward to many opportunities to share my skills with awesome companies!

Dear Bay Area: We Have A Problem...

The San Francisco Bay Area prides itself on many things, but especially its progressive politics, forward-looking culture and concern for human rights around the globe. And yet the Bay Area is one of the worst locations for human trafficking. The FBI has identified the San Francisco Bay Area as one of the three highest-intensity child sex trafficking regions in the country.

The Complicated Appointment Of San Francisco's Interim Mayor

When San Francisco's interim mayor London Breed, a moderate African-American woman, was replaced by Mark Farrell, a white male venture capitalist, uproar was expected. But the choice to replace Breed with Farrell was multifaceted, and there was far more to the decision than meets the eye.

Why I Don't Recognize America Anymore

Patriotism can be defined as love and devotion to one's country. It's a relationship, of sorts, focused on faithfulness to your country and a drive for its constant betterment. And yet, recently, patriotism in America has become conflated with hatred and supremacy.

Despite Witnessing Ford's Courage, Republicans Care Only About Their Party

Thursday's hearings and related news cycles were nothing short of exhausting. Between both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's hearing and Judge Brett Kavanaugh's hearing, the political event lasted almost all day. And watching each hearing and the related news coverage was emotionally draining.

Single Mothers Are The Face of Poverty

When you think of the people stuck under the poverty line, what do you picture? Do you picture children under the care of struggling single mothers, drowning in their attempts to give their kids the best lives possible? In 2016, 40% of children living with a single mother lived in poverty, compared to only 12% of children in two parent families.

Meghan Markle And The (Not So Distant) History of Interracial Marriage

When news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's engagement broke, the world was immediately enthralled with their story. Markle instantly became something of an international icon due to her unprecedented background. She is American, she is divorced, and she is biracial.

A Timeline Of The Central American Caravan

The Central American caravan has dominated the recent news cycle- and not by accident. Trump used the caravan to instill fear in voters before the midterm election. And his current rhetoric is nothing short of inflaming. But what are the real facts behind the caravan? And where will things go from here?

What Is "Missing White Woman Syndrome"?

Have you heard of Jaycee Dugard? What about Natalee Holloway or Laci Peterson? Or most recently, Mollie Tibbetts? Chances are you've heard of at least one of these names, all murder victims or missing persons. But have you heard of Srey Nath or Evelyn Hernandez? LaToyia Figueroa or Stephany Flores?

How to Find Peace After Constant News of School Shootings

I went through a quick tornado of emotions in the following minute. Fear. Anger. Disgust. Sadness. Helplessness. It had been barely two months since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. And here we were again.

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When Becca Batkin was a kindergartener, her five-year-old best friend was diagnosed with leukemia. "She got pulled out of school, she went into treatment, and she lost all of her friends because she was in the hospital all the time," the junior strategic and corporate communications major said.

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