Ashlea Brown

Class of 2021

Hello Everyone,

My name is Ashlea Brown, an incoming First-Year at UC Berkeley’s J-School. I am a recent 2019 graduate from Spelman College. I earned a BA in English. I enjoy writing with purpose and truth. Journalism has always been an interest of mine as early as high school where I was one out of 12 minority participants a part of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Chuck Stone Program  for Diversity in Education and Media. Through that program I was able to attend its two- week journalism workshop where I wrote a book review and a news story. From there my interest grew and all throughout undergrad I wrote and was the Editor-In-Chief for our newspaper, The BluePrint. I am interested in telling the stories of underrepresented people and communities. I believe it is important to go back in our communities and highlight issues happening from education, economics and crime.


  • Spelman College
    Bachelors of Arts: English


  • Johnathan Rodgers Fellow


  • The Byline:AABJ
    Education In Black Cinema, Feb., 2019
    This is a short listicle article about prominent movies that highlight historical moments within black history.

  • The Byline:AABJ
    Women's History Month: Inventions by Black Women
    March, 2019
    This article is a list of inventions made by black women throughout history. Inventions that people use in their everyday lives.


  • National Association of Black Journalist Member

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