Writer, Journalist, Aspiring Editor
Serah-Marie is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Language, Media & Communication and Digital Media Studies at the University of Rochester. She has experience working with CMS, SEO and the AP and Chicago stylebooks, and prides herself on her media literacy, project management skills and attention to detail. Serah is passionate about storytelling, environmental justice and all things Disney.
This is my first published article with the Trinidad Express Newspaper. I conducted research and interviews for this piece, and worked very closely with the paper's editor-in-chief, Omatie Lyder, in order to make this piece as informative as possible. This creative process was my introduction to the ins-and-outs of the print journalism industry.
Quite possibly my favorite piece, "I Didn't Mean to Kill It!" won the second place Rishi Piparaiya Prize for Humor Writing at the University of Rochester's Department of English and Literary Arts Program's annual Creative Writing Awards. The piece has also been featured in the digital anthology, Masked: A Student Anthology and on Her Campus.
This piece won an award at the University of Rochester’s annual Undergraduate Writing Colloquium, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding student writing. This piece was described as blending "humor and trenchant social critique through its analysis of how neoliberalism shapes Americans’ patterns of consumption and attitudes toward food" by the faculty judge, Professor Anna Rosensweig.