Now in its 27th year, AAJA Voices is a student program that provides aspiring journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually-evolving media landscape. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, Voices also gives students the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and begin their own while also providing AAJA journalists leadership and management opportunities. 

Class of 2017: Where are they now?

Class of 2017: Where are they now?


In the six months since we wrapped up in Philadelphia, our Voices 2017 students have accomplished a lot. They've accepted internships and full-time jobs, graduated from college and moved to new cities.

Ala'a Ibrahim has moved to New York to start a new journey as a page at NBCUniversal. 

Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks has spent the year as the Managing Editor of UC Berkeley's student newspaper, The Daily Californian. After graduating this May, she will spend this summer interning at the New York Times out of their Washington D.C. Bureau. 

Aparna Verma is currently the Managing Editor of the Stanford Daily, the student newspaper of Stanford University where she leads the Snapchat Discover team. She's still deciding where she'll be spending the summer. 

Austin Ma is currently a web developer for the Daily Bruin, UCLA's student newspaper. He'll spend the summer interning as a news developer, but is still figuring out where. 

Avery Yang transferred to Northwestern University. In April, he'll be covering the Los Angeles Angels for and will be interning this summer at Deadspin. 

Ayah Galal has started a job as a news producer at WTNH-TV which is ABC affiliate in Connecticut. 

Janakhi Chadha is a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and is also interning at Politico NY. She will be interning at the Wall Street Journal this summer. 

Jasmine Espy just graduated and is in the process of studying for the GRE and applying for journalism graduate school while pursuing various artistic endeavors. 

Kristine Tuzon was the KABC-TV entertainment news intern where she covered the American Music Awards and various movie premieres. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in December, and will be starting her career as a news producer for KABK in Bakersfield. 

Lawrence Wu has spent the year at NPR, wrapping up an internship at How I Built This with Guy Raz and transitioning to a full-time producer at All Things Considered & Morning Edition. 

Mehrunisa Khan has been admitted into the School of Information in the University of Michigan focusing on User Experience and hoping to go into data visualization. She is  also involved with a year long research project that interviews and analyzes media professionals on their coverage of the Flint Water Crisis. She's also currently working as an investigative intern for the local NPR station Michigan Radio. 

Nour Coudsi interned at the Khan Lab school, and participated in Next Generation Radio program. She is now interning at NPR in Washington D.C., working on How I Built This with Guy Raz. 

Peregrine Frissell writes about the economic impact of Glacier Naitonal Park on surrounding communities, the struggles of nearby small towns that used to be manufacturing hubs to transition to a tourism-driven economy and  about the burgeoning Montana craft brewing industry at the Daily Inter Lake in northwest Montana. 

Rachel Jude Ramirez has interned at the Oregon Business Magazine and at Portland's local newspaper, the Willamette Week, while simultaneously working at the student newspaper, The Beacon, as a senior reporter and multimedia producer. This summer, she will be a business reporting intern in Philadelphia. 

Sheila Raghavendran is interning at EMILY's List in Washington, D.C. This summer, she'll be a Chips Quinn Scholar and interning at WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Meet the Voices class of 2018

Meet the Voices class of 2018

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