Major & Minor:
Film & Media Studies & Professional Writing for Civic Engagement
Affiliations (on-campus and off-campus):
Resident Assistant, WORD Magazine, FOCUS Media Journal
Contact Info (email, linkedin, website, etc):
What I plan to do after graduation:
Currently waiting to hear back from a professional position at UCSB, but will be traveling to México in 2017 to work for the Communication Team at Na'atik Language School.
How I want to make an impact in the world:
Ideally, I want to be the millennial version of Oprah, and just a tad bit more multifaceted - I want to make content for the masses that is entertaining, but educates around the issues of race, gender, & ethnicity, and how they are represented in pop culture.
Why I chose the Professional Writing Minor:
I was encouraged by a writing professor of mine my sophomore year, and soon enough, I realized I had found my niche.
My most memorable moment at UCSB:
Getting a piece about my experience as a Black woman at UCSB published in WORD Magazine for Spring 2016.
What I will miss the most about UCSB:
Just being a student - everything about the lifestyle, the feel, the exploration of self. I'm really happy with who I've become, and I have my UCSB journey to thank for that.
JáNae interns for the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting all students in the SB Unified School District with academic and extracurricular programs funded through private sponsors. It serve as fiscal sponsor to a number of programs in the community, and also host three signature programs of their own, the Get Ahead Summer School Program, the Keep the Beat Program, and the Leni Fe Bland Performing Arts Fund.
As the writing intern, she work on major communication for the organization, including newsletters, press releases, and other informational/advertisement pieces. JáNae also interview various figures in the community as needed for projects that I work on.