Jheanel Walters

Writer / Editor / Social Media Manager

Location icon United States of America

Flight Attendant. Lawyer. Cardiologist. Poet. Journalist. I've changed my mind numerous times since I was a kid about what I wanted to be when I grow up. I still haven't quite figured it out yet, but the one thing I haven't changed my mind about is how much I love to write. Writing is my passion. I can tell you how I feel with as little or as many words as I choose. I can write silly poems, paint you a story, and sell you dreams.

I went to college thinking I was going be the next Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, so I studied communications and media arts, journalism, and creative writing and worked on the college newspaper at Westchester Community College and the creative arts magazine at Baruch College. At the same time, my interest in social media and marketing grew as my job experiences widened from sales to telefundraising and from advising to promoting study abroad programs and coordinating events. In an effort to maximize my degree and what I've learned, I went back to school for a masters in integrated marketing communication at Marist College, and I learned so much! Now, I just want to put my newly gained knowledge to action, and continue expanding my skill set by doing something I love: writing, editing, creating internal and external content for a great organization, and/or managing their social media accounts.

Welcome to my portfolio.

NY Daily News
Uptown: New charter school, affordable housing rising in East Harlem

AN ONLY-in-New York-partnership is about to create an $80 million miracle for residents of East Harlem - a spanking new school and homes that won't break the bank. Thanks to a Yankee slugger, the city's public housing czar and a proudly green developer of affordable houses, a major new charter school will be developed on E.

NY Daily News
Kids' chorus hits all the Heights notes

Their voices were everything you'd expect from a group of youngsters who hail from a place called the Heights. The 60 members of the Young People's Chorus of Washington Heights gave their uplifting debut performance in a packed Washington Heights Academy gym on Thursday, delighting their families and friends with glorious melodies and gorgeous harmonies.

NY Daily News
Meet 5 who are featured in NoMAA women's art show

An impressive array of unique and colorful artworks from 26 women artists in Washington Heights and Inwood is now on display at the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. Now in its fourth year, the "Women in the Heights" exhibit honors Women's History Month each March by focusing on women's issues and depicts the diversity of culture and experience among people uptown.

NY Daily News
Bringing Harlem some shamrock & soul

The Irish - like people from Africa - first crossed the Atlantic Ocean as slaves. Now, two historians are coming to Harlem before St. Patrick's Day to retrace those and other parallels, which have often gone unrecognized.

NY Daily News
Health initiative is uptown 'Younger Games'

More than 500 children will put their best foot forward this Saturday at the Armory, where they'll do their most sincere imitations of Olympians in this year's installment of the Uptown Games.

Dollars & Sense
At the Landlord's Mercy

When the tenants of three Washington Heights' apartment buildings saw the "turn-off service" letter from Con Edison on Jan. 28, they ignored it. Then, on Feb. 12, the power was shut down for two weeks, leaving them cold and in the dark in the middle of winter.

Everybody Wins at the Oscars

Gift bags: we've all gotten at least one before. Or given one in return for birthdays, holidays or just to say "Thank you". For us average Joes, the typical gift bags usually include simple and inexpensive items and even the most luxurious package is relatively affordable.

Dollars & Sense
Pharmacy Finds an Rx for Survival

The soft chime of the bell as the door opens and outgoing customers squeeze to let others in is a familiar scene for the pharmacists behind the counter of Sure Drugs in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Still thriving after 29 years of operation, the new owner worries whether the store's strong local following will enable it to survive growing economic pressures and strong competition.

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