USC Annenberg School Partners with GRoW to Diversify Newsrooms
For four years, GRoW has partnered with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism to provide a full scholarship to graduate students of color on their path to obtaining a master's degree in journalism. We are delighted to announce that USC has chosen Kaleef Starks from Pasadena, California as its latest GRoW @ Annenberg Scholar. "I've always had a passion for media," Starks told the school, adding that she likes to "scour YouTube, social media and TV to watch individuals who I admire get interviewed and talk about their upcoming projects and lives."
As a Black, transgender woman who cites actress Laverne Cox as well as writers Janet Mock and Raquel Willis as role models, Starks advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and seeks to "elevate these conversations and contribute to the work that we already see. I hope that I can also have that same ability to contribute and be an agent of change."
Starks earned a bachelor's degree in gender studies from UCLA, and GRoW is honored to support her graduate studies at USC.