Jolana joined Movement Media as Communications Associate in the spring of 2019, as a committed activist driven by the need for racial and social justice, with a zeal for storytelling that’s right at home with Movement Media’s mission-driven communications work.
Motivated by her passion for writing, social media, and video production, as Communications Associate Jolana engages in media outreach and strategic media research for Movement Media on behalf of clients such as Dr. Bronner’s, Vote Hemp, the Regenerative Organic Alliance, and others.
In her academic career, she focused on media from a variety of standpoints, culminating in a Master’s in International and Development Studies with a concentration in Media and Social Change, an innovative program that seeks to utilize traditional communications techniques to promote social change and community development.
Jolana loves to travel, meet diverse people, try new foods, and experience different places. Inspired by Black-feminist theories of intersectionality, she is committed to women’s rights, racial justice, prison reform & abolition, and grassroots environmental movements.