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I am a highly self-motivated storyteller who seeks to amplify news and stories outside of the mainstream. I recently graduated from CUNY Brooklyn College, with double majors in Television, Radio, and Emerging Media program (Journalism) and Communications (Visual Media).
I earned this degree to help nurture the spirit of open debate on topics pressing the current social climate in the media.
My most recent job was at WNYC Radio and Gothamist (New York Public Radio), where I produced first-person narratives for radio and digital news. My primary responsibility was to the Community Partnerships Desk, which is a recent add-on to the newsroom.
For more information, feel free to reach out to my cell at (347) 247-9437, or google my name for additional references.
Community gardens are oases from the hustle and bustle of New York City, but their histories are rooted in the city's darker past. Many gardens grew out of urban decay due to the hard work of volunteers, who reclaimed abandoned trash-strewn lots in their neighborhoods over the years.
For many people, New Year's is about watching fireworks or the ball drop in Times Square and making resolutions. For Haitians in New York City and around the world, Jan. 1 also marks Haitian Independence Day, a commemoration of the 1804 action to declare independence from French colonizers.
In New York City, where nearly 200 different languages are spoken, the names people go by aren't always as common as John, Mary, Jane or Steve. For those with less common monikers, mispronunciations of their names may come as frequently as train delays.
Hurricane Sandy will go down in history as one of Mother Nature's most surprising attacks on waterfront communities in the tristate area. When the storm hit the region in late October 2012, it turned streets into rivers and basements into swimming pools.
During their heritage month, Garifuna people host a series of educational and community-building events in the Bronx, including pop-up shops and beauty pageants. The community also makes itself visible to public officials through visits to Washington, D.C., and the Bronx borough president's office, which recognizes Garifuna Heritage Month each year.
New Yorkers share their experiences about carrying a name challenging the English language, and the perpetual microaggressions they must navigate around because of it.
Nearly three years into the city’s wastewater surveillance program, NYC has neither a local dashboard nor a clear strategy for how testing results are used.
Soccer enthusiasts in NYC share their thoughts on the World Cup, who they're rooting for, and their love for the game.
Feature stories for CUNY Brooklyn College. Originals can be found on Brooklyn College website!