XanJo Media, LLC is the umbrella company under which much of my media work falls.
I am a member of the Black Leaders Collective, an Austin-based group dedicated to advocate for the Black community and improve the quality of life for Black people in Travis and Williamson counties. My work with the collective focuses on the education and policy spaces.
I serve as the current Director of Education for Black Pflugerville. I oversee the organization's student advocacy efforts; serve as the liaison to the district and a voice on equity concerns; and the creation of a Black parents network, which supports and empowers parents to advocate on behalf of their own children.
I serve as a member of the Communications Advisory Committee on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, American Council on Education.
I volunteer to help students in Howard University's School of Communications with their coverage of the 2012, 2016 and 2020 presidential elections and the 2022 midterms. My duties include editing copy, providing feedback on additional reporting needed, doling out story and photo assignments, and assisting students with actual article structure and framing.
Tapped to serve as the National Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Vice President for Public Affairs for the 2019-2020 term.
I partnered HBCU Digest to convene the 2016 HBCU Executive Media Training Institute, formerly HBCU Week. The event annually draws over 300 executives, faculty members, students and alumni from historically Black colleges and universities around the country and features a signature media training seminar and annual awards ceremony.
I recently convened a town hall conversation in Philadelphia that brought leaders and policy makers together to discuss the vitality of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities. (Click image to watch recorded session.)
I worked with students from Florida A&M University's School of Communications on developing their news writing and reporting skills and preparing articles for publication.
I serve as copy editor for the Journal of African American Males in Education.