Kira’Fika Jackson is a junior in Broadcast Journalism at Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL. For her first podcast show, Voici Bazhane, she interviewed the Florida State Senator Bobby Powell Jr., (D-30). Her first major published piece was featured in Arian Simone’s Fearless magazine. Kira made her first television appearance on FAMU’s TV-20 Homecoming Special on channel 20. She enjoys video editing in her free time. She continues to produce more content for her show, write blogs on her website, and engage in deeper digital learning.
Alexis Gollman is a junior Public Relations student at Florida A&M University. In her first podcast show, The Alexis Nicole Show is about unorthodox models who are breaking barriers and traditions in the modeling industry. She has written for the FAMUAN and JourneyMagazine. She has done visual merchandising at teenage and young adult retailer Plato’sCloset. She wants to be a retail merchandiser for a trendy women’s brand in the future.
Naja Hardmon is a junior public relations undergraduate student at Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. “The Mesh” is a discussion-based podcast focused on exploring the relationship between movies and politics, meshing the two topics into one. In the first episode, actress and student screenwriter Jazmine Johnson is featured to join the discussion on the impact political issues has on popular black films. She holds interests in film, music, and photography and has applied her passion for the artforms to co-produce the first episode of “The Mesh” with co-host and co-producer, ZuriCottrell. In the future, she aspires to join the music industry as a public relations or A&Rprofessional.
Tanzania ralph is a junior Broadcast Journalism major at Florida Agricultural and MechanicalUniversity, In the School of Journalism and Graphic Design. She is a Co-Host of the “InEntertainment” podcast with Co-Host Kennedy Guidry that addresses what’s going on in the world of entertainment and social media. She has her own radio show called “Tea Time WithPecan Tan” on WANM Tallahassee. Growing up she found interest in public speaking and writing which motivated her to major in journalism with a goal to one day have her own daytime talk show.
Kaviena Spencer is a sophomore Broadcast Journalism Major at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee Fl. With her podcast “M&M,” she talks about the legacy of Marvel and how it impacted the life of a person. She is a proud member of the organization Warriors Against Rape, she is beginning to build her brand by starting her own YouTube channel. With her experience working Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Premiere Pro she wants to become an author and hopes to become a best-selling author in the future.
Kennedy Guidry is a sophomore Public Relations student at Florida A&M University. Tanzania Ralph and herself teamed up to put together the In Entertainment podcast that highlights black pioneers and collaborations celebrating excellence. She is from Roswell, GA and has always had a passion for sports and hopes to pursue a career as a sports publicist. She is also a member of the Florida A&M University Association of Black Journalists. She now enjoys writing stories for the FAMUAN and is the secretary for the Florida A&M University Aquatics Club.
Maya DuBois is a Junior Public Relations major in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. In her newest podcast, “The Sit down,” with student co-host, Cyrena Allen, she discusses the different events and topics in the sports world. She is also a sports photographer and student journalist, her work can be found on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mayadubois1215/, and https://www.instagram.com/_topshotsmedia/. She aspires to be a creative director in the sports and entertainment industry to bring her ambitions of creative branding into fruition.
Brittany Jarret is a junior broadcast journalism student at Florida Agricultural and MechanicalUniversity. She serves as host, producer, and editor of the “Rattler’s Lifestyle Podcast” alongside her co-host Breyanna Holmes. This podcast features entrepreneurs who are FAMUstudents or alumni. Jarret is president of the FAMU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a correspondent for Sirius XM Radio’s “FAMU NOW,” and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Her passion for writing and storytelling is deeply displayed through her goal to become a multimedia journalist.
Monisha Lanot is a Public Relations professional in the entertainment industry from Pompano Beach, FL. In her latest work, she interviewed a published model and upcoming rap star during a podcast. Together, they discussed the existing adversities within the entertainment and fashion industry such as colorism and body shaming. Outside of being a PR practitioner, Ms. Lanot has become a public figure within the underground music world. She has single handily built an empire during her college career as a recording artist and has been recognized by Grammy award winning songwriter Rico Love, Maybach Music Group, and Hustle Gang. Currently she holds several brand endorsements, her latest one being with multi-million dollar company Fashion Nova. Through her works she advocates to women self-love, female independence, and entrepreneurship.
Lilla Bleu Bell is a junior public relations scholar at Florida A&M University. In this podcast, she interviewed local activist and Dream Defender Jodi-Ann Henningham, about white women contacting the police about the trivial offenses of minorities. Bleu is a staff writer for the FAMUAN and through previous internship experience at Sachs Media Group, she wrote press releases and op-eds for high profile clients that were published in outlets across Florida and USA Today. She is an Honors student and active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America and will be a PR intern at The Moore Agency in the spring.
Breyanna Holmes is a senior public relations scholar at the School of Journalism and Graphic Communications at Florida A&M University. This first-year generations student podcast“Rattler’s Lifestyle” is a true business segment that explains the lifestyle of entrepreneur students. She currently serves as Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program, Vice President for the 2018-2019 academic school year. With this trustworthy position, she inspires women through writing, social media and video. She coordinates events, organizes feminine product drives and promotes the female market. She has also done great works for National Council of NegroWomen(NCNW), The FAMU Athletics marketing team and Office of Student Activities (OSA). Her creative ideas have allowed her to create an alliance with students and the community. Breyanna strives to make a difference and empower the community. She aspires to start a non-profit organization.
Sherneka Streater is a junior broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University(FAMU). In her class podcast, she shares her knowledge about makeup by helping viewers achieve a great makeup look on a budget. Streater also hosts a radio music and talk show onFAMU’s radio station, WANM 90.5 FM. On her show, “Drivetime with Sunshine”, she discusses television and music topics. Streater aspires to be an entertainment news reporter upon graduation.
Evenson Decosse, he Junior Public Relations major attending Florida A&M University from Fort Pierce, Florida. After receiving his AA in Business Administration, he found his passion in Public Relations where decided he would pursue entrepreneurial related endeavors in the industry market. In relations to his industry aspirations his podcast describes current updates on industry and marketplace segment topics.
With his degree In Public Relations focused in Marketing, ultimately, accompanied with his interpersonal communication skills and basic understanding of all mass communication platforms, particularly public relations, marketing and communications. with a qualitative and quantitative analytical skill set he plans to take on the corporate world and work in a professional communications position. Preferably streaming marking with a production studio or communications on a social impact team for a production company’s specifically like Universal Music Group or Viacom.
Brian Gallagher is a fourth-year Theatre & Performing Arts major, Broadcast Journalism minor, and transfer student at Florida A & M University from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. In this podcast, he conducted an interview with FAMU’s own Dr. Beth Turner, who just finished directing a campus production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play “In the Red and Brown Water.” Brian’s choice to minor in Journalism was an on the spot decision but has learned that the press and the Arts have much in common, and wants to have an equal blend of the two in his professional life.
Rickayla Mitchell is a junior student at Florida A&M University (FAMU) majoring in Broadcast Journalism from Atlanta, Georgia. Her interest in college sports led her to begin a podcast, “The PrimeTime Podcast” where she provides score updates and the latest news in sports. Rickayla aspires to be a sports reporter and producer.