I was born and raised in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. and it has been all that I am accustomed to; from the vernacular, to the music, and the physical environment.
So far, attending college has not only allowed me to experience living outside of my hometown, but it has also allowed me to broaden my horizons to the fullest extent by offering me a chance to study abroad.
I am a sophomore at Lincoln University, studying Mass Communications with a minor in Business. This semester I was offered the opportunity to take an extended course in travel videography in the while capturing the country and culture of Jamaica. I will have the opportunity to study elements of travel journalism and production, while researching Jamaican tourism, culture, cuisine, traditions, language, journalism, and destinations.
This will be my first time traveling outside of the United States, and just traveling in general. I have always had aspirations of traveling and experiencing the world and other cultures and Jamaica will mark the first of many travel adventures for this D.C. girl. Within my lifetime, I want to venture out to a number of foreign countries, such as Indonesia, Italy, the Cayman Islands, Mexico and hopefully many more.
I am extremely eager to experience Jamaica. It is a beautiful country and I am utterly grateful to Lincoln University for offering me this opportunity.