The Executive Department
TyLisa Johnson AKA “Ty”, Editor-in-Chief (Center)
TyLisa Johnson is the Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-2016 school year. She is a junior public relations student from the wildly underrated Wilmington, Delaware. She aspires to have an international education in multimedia journalism and public relations. She likes art, photography, museums, travel, activism, politics, writing and making lame jokes. She also doubles as Online Editor, handling the social media pages and the creation/updating of the website.
And let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. – Galatians 6:9
Ferrisa Connell, Managing Editor (Right)
Ferrisa Connell is a Jesus Freak, politically engaged, culturally aware, roller-coaster enthusiast humanitarian. When she is not being the plug, fishing or walking bare foot eating dark-chocolate, you can catch her writing, researching and just making boss moves. Ferrisa lives by her life motto “Always stay positive, no matter what!”
Chazre Hill AKA “Chaz”, Copy Desk Chief (Left)
Chazré A. Hill, the Copy Desk Chief for the 2015-2016 school year is a senior Broadcast Journalism student. This Miami native is projected to graduate in the Spring of 2016 and aspires to pursue her Master’s Degree in Communications. Endlessly bubbly, and always with positive vibes, she decided to apply for the position as a Journey Staff member so that she can be a TRUE multimedia journalist. Chazré’s plans to work for the Food Network and own her own restaurant
The Art Department
Brion Eason, Art Director (Right)
With a high school education grounded rigorously in math and science, Brion entered Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University on an academic scholarship with Graphic Design as his intended major. Walking into his first design class, he was not expecting the rigor he had in store. Brion recalls the long nights of trying to master the pen tool and the knowledge of basic layouts, which made him contemplate switching majors. Now, in his senior year of his undergraduate career, he is an award winning Graphic Designer and now has the awesome privilege of being the Artistic Director of Journey magazine for the 2015-2016 school year.
Braxton White, Asst. Art Director (Left)
The Communications Department
Nadia Felder AKA “Nadi Body”, Communications Director (Right)
Hola todo el mundo! Nadia Felder is from “South Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where she spent most of her days.” She is a junior Public Relations student who aspires to be the most hard-working, most professional public relations practitioner on the planet. On her free time she enjoys singing in the shower and participating in rap ciphers. With a strong-headed, outgoing, eccentric personality, Nadia joined Journey to strategically enhance the awareness of the magazine throughout the campus of Florida A&M and bring a unique style to the promotion of the publication.
Kiara Whitehead, Asst. Communications Director (Left)
Greetings and Humble Salutations! Kiara Whitehead is the 2015-2016 Journey magazine Communications Director. She is a sophomore public relations student from the city that needs no introduction, Miami, Fla. She enjoys blogging, shopping, reading revolutionary literature, shopping, advocating for the rights of African Americans, shopping, watching reality TV, spending life in the Journey office and… shopping. If you’re interested in joining or would like further information on the “LITuation” that is JMag Communications feel free to contact Kiara through email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Communications Team”. Ciao Popolo Rivoluzionario!
“A revolutionary woman can’t have no reactionary man.” – Assata Shakur
The Fashion Department
Asia Johnson, Fashion Director (Right)
Full-time fashionista. Unconscious goof. Amateur Chef. Fake model. Part-time student. Lover of all. Asia is a senior economics student from Houston, TX, and is the Fashion Director for Journey magazine during the 2015-2016 school year.
Sherrell Wilkerson, Asst. Fashion Director (Left)
Hey peeps! Meet Sherrell Wilkerson, one of the 2015-2016 Journey Magazine Fashion Directors! Sherrell is excited about the year and everything JMag has in store for our readers. Let’s see … a little more about Sherrell? Well, she like french fries and listening to Maxwell while cleaning her room (imagine Steve Harvey on “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”). Her favorite color is gray and she believes that you should smile at least 57 times a day.
LaRhonda Celestin AKA “Rho”, Asst. Fashion Director (Center)
LaRhonda Celestin, is a Broadcast journalism student, from the “Oh So Live…. Not the 954 but the 305,” city of Miami, Fla. LaRhonda is serving as the Journey Magazine 2015 – 2016 deputy assistant Fashion Director. When she is not in class she’s out of town adding stamps to her passport. She enjoy traveling, recreational shopping, updating her travel blog (Youngventures.wordpress.com), shopping, eating, styling, home decorating and more. LaRhonda is cool, laid back and she is a licensed hair artist professional. If you want you can follow her social media platforms: Instagram: death_rho or her Instagram hair page @hairbyrho.
The Multimedia Department
Javon Grant, Multimedia Editor
Javon is a senior criminal justice student from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All his life he had to fight and has overcome his struggle. No, but seriously Javon enjoys photography, cinematography and just being spontaneous. Be around him for a few minutes and you’re sure to laugh.