Bio Carmen J.
I am 25 and hail from Washington, DC. I love Go-Go, R&B, museums, and a good docu-series! I am a first-generation graduate from Washington & Jefferson College, who graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2019, with a Bachelor of Arts Communication Arts and Spanish in 2019.
During undergrad, I committed myself to inclusionary work where I served as Washington & Jefferson College's first Black female Student Body President in the university's 230-year-old college history. As President, I collaborated with the students to reform the weapon storage policy, defended inclusive housing for Black and LGBTQIA+ students, and much more. To expand my knowledge of the African diaspora, I completed two Magellan Projects in Kenya, which entailed producing and shooting a mini-documentary called Strong Girls, Strong World in the summer of 2016. I also lived and worked at a rescue home, Hekima Place in the summer of 2017.
After graduation, I completed a Fulbright grant in Ecuador where I taught English to college students and explored the culture of Afro-Latinidad and racism. Living and teaching internationally strengthened my ability to work in a team and my communication skills. I had to adapt quickly to a new environment which led to my success in the program.
Now to merge my love for design, culture, and research, I create and strategize social media and the digital market for brands. I am contracted to help brands with ideation, brand development, and digital creation. I'm hired to offer ideas and concepts that people need to see, but don't yet exist.
Most recently, I interned for The Digital Footprint LLC (a Black-Owned Millennial-led creative agency) and I am an Account Director and Interim Director of Social Media of JUV Consulting (Gen-Z marketing agency).