Ashley Roque

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First name: 
Ashley
Last name: 
Roque
Brief Bio: 

I am undergraduate English senior at North Carolina Central University. Originally from Miami, Florida, I transferred to NCCU to explore the connection between digital media and print journalism along with my love of literature.

Full Bio: 

As a Cuban American from Miami Florida, I transferred from Florida International University in the fall of 2008 to attend North Carolina Central University. I came to this university to explore the connection between digital media and print journalism along with my love of literature. In addition to being the Assistant Editor-In-Chief for our newspaper, the Campus Echo, I am a staff reporter for the Durham Voice—a community news project centered around the issues of Northeast Central Durham.

I work as a Site Director for the YMCA of the Triangle, volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and am a proud member of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor’s Society.

During my time at NCCU, I have reported on a number of stories from a murder trial to the landmark student freedom of speech case—Joyner vs. Whiting. After spending a few weeks covering a murder trial of a NCCU graduate student whom was killed in 2007, I was interviewed by the Oxygen Network for a documentary they produced about the case.

This experience helped me learn more about the legal process, objective journalism, women’s rights, and the role of digital media in courtroom cases.

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