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Birthdate: May 13, 1982

Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Residence: Philadelphia, PA

Education: Franklin Spencer Edmonds Elementary School (September 1987-June 1988; October 1988-June 1992); St. Raymond's Elementary School (September-October 1988); Julia Reynolds Masterman Middle School (September 1992-June 1996); Central High School (September 1996-June 2000); Temple University (September 2000-present)

Status: Just completed the final semester of my undergraduate studies with 132 credits ... Journalism major (News/Editorial Sequence) and Political Science minor in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts degree ... 3.29 overall GPA, 3.62 GPA within major, 3.45 GPA within minor

Journalism Internships and Workshops: Participant in The Philadelphia Inquirer Acel Moore Career Development Workshop (1998-2000) as a writer/photographer; Intern at The Philadelphia Inquirer (summer 2000); Intern at the South/Southwest Philadelphia Review (summer 2002-present); Intern at the Philadelphia Metro (fall 2002)

Jared Byrd, just minutes after graduating from Central High School.
Other Journalism Experience: The Centralizer, student newspaper of Central High School (1996-2000) - staff writer (1996-1997, 1998-1999), associate editor (1997-1998), co-editor-in-chief (1999-2000), contributing writer (2000 - after graduation); Temple News, student newspaper of Temple University (2000-2001, 2003) - staff writer (2000-2001), photographer (2003); thebuzzerbeaters.com, sports-oriented website (2001) - staff writer (2001); Temple Column, student newspaper of Temple University Ambler (2002) - staff writer (2002); KFFL - Hot Off The Wire Analyst (2003)

Journalism Awards: First Place Winner in Advertising Design at the 55th Annual Temple University Press Tournament (1999); $500 Scholarship from the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (2000); $500 Scholarship from The Philadelphia Inquirer Acel Moore Career Development Workshop (2000); $1,000 Scholarship for being a local winner in the Knight-Ridder Minority Journalism Contest (2000); Gold Barnwell Pin, Central High School (2000); $550 Dunham Brothers Scholarship (2000); $50 winner for Opinion Writing at Temple University's JPRA Awards (2001); $700 David E. Brace Scholarship in Community Service (2003); $50 winner for Community News Writing at Temple University's JPRA Awards (2003); $500 Ted Von Ziekursch Scholarship at Temple University's JPRA Awards (2004)

Hobbies: Reading (especially newspapers and magazines), watching television, surfing the Internet, building web pages, photography, watching sporting events, playing sports

Future Goals: I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania or Temple University, where I would pursue a master's degree in elementary education.



Click here for a picture of my Inquirer ID card, from my internship there in 2000

Click here for a picture of my Metro ID card, from my internship there in 2002


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