Years of experience: 3 to 5
Maya Nicole Valentine is an Afro-Latina, Chicago born, female photo editor, visual storyteller and multimedia journalist currently based in Colombia, Missouri. She is a recent graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Multimedia Production and a minor in African American studies.
Maya has also worked in multiple newsrooms around Columbia, MO, most recently for the Columbia Missourian, where she served as photo editor for two years. Prior, she worked for the Sick Cells, where she was responsible for managing the organization's outreach and social media platforms, communications with potential donors, as well as creating a monthly newsletter.
An aspiring photo editor and researcher—Maya is also interested in branding, social media, outreach, and communications.