My Story

Growing up, there were two things I was undoubtedly passionate about: Writing and standing up for what I believe in.

By my junior year of high school, I decided I wanted to marry my two passions and pursue my dreams as a journalist that elevated marginalized voices and gave them platforms to be heard. Now as a senior broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University on the brink of graduating, I feel confident in my storytelling abilities and feel ready for the workforce.

I'm currently the opinions editor for FAMU's student-led newspaper, The Famuan. Recently I was an editorial intern for The American Prospect magazine. Now as a freelance journalist I write on race, religion and politics, with recent bylines in Newsweek and Teen Vogue. When I'm not busy with school and work, I'm having a blast as the producer and host of my podcast, "Sit Still With Sierra."

After graduation, I hope to land a job as a writer for a culture magazine or do work in audio journalism with podcasting. Long-term, I plan to start my own multimedia company that focuses on the intersection of race and religion. As I continue to tell stories, I hope that consumers of my work gain new insight and fresh perspectives on real-world topics that impact us all.

"That which can be destroyed by the truth, should be."

P.C. Hodgell


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