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Sharieka is a first year PhD student in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures program at Michigan State University. She is enthusiastic about learning, which influences her commitment to embracing opportunities to learn from different texts, conversations, films, interactions and other presentations of knowledge.
She values, appreciates and is uplifted by time with her wife, family and friends. She enjoys running, being a student, working with and learning from writers, writing pieces on topics of interest that shed light on her story, experiences, perspectives, societal matters, issues, and peoples' experiences and stories. She also enjoys writing poetry and fiction pieces.
Sharieka likes reading, watching basketball and other sports, films and documentaries, and listening to podcasts and music. She received her Master of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition from East Carolina University. Her thesis is “It’s Not Me, It’s You: Considering the Worthy Sacrifice Hip Hop May Need to Make to Reclaim the Heart of Hip Hop, it’s People."
Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a reporter and covered breaking news, crime and rescue and courts, K-12 education and general news. She is an award winning journalist who won the 2016 North Carolina Press Association second place award for online breaking news; the 2015 North Carolina Press Association first place award for deadline reporting and the 2015 North Carolina Press third place award for enterprise news reporting.
She’s excited to be a part of agnès films and create content that shares women filmmakers’ stories and reviews on the films they create.