Ashlea Brown

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.

EDUCATION

  • Spelman College
    Bachelors of Arts: English

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Johnathan Rodgers Fellow

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • 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.

    http://www.aabj.org/2019/02/08/the-byline-2/?fbclid=IwAR3gjJAuGizuoRfswXRurx-LD6CcYGxnERKofElNu8w0SL8k_7PbfXTW2hs

  • 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.

    http://www.aabj.org/2019/03/06/the-byline-march-2019/

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Black Journalist Member