Destiniee Jaram is currently a senior in the news and information track at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a minor in African-American studies. Jaram wants to cover marginalized communities; reporting on communities that are too often ignored and forgotten in traditional media coverage is what drives her.
Previously, she has worked as a multimedia reporter for the public news station, WOUB—based in Athens, Ohio—and freelanced for several online publications as well. Jaram has received multiple awards and scholarships from a plethora of organizations during her four years at Ohio University. She has also worked as a writer and a department editor at Southeast Ohio magazine. Destiniee also has an ongoing public relations internship with the Mount Zion Historical Preservation Society, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Jaram grew up in a suburb 20-miles southwest of Cleveland with her two sisters and mother, and their many beloved Pitbulls. She is also an avid lover of salt-water taffy and high-quality journalism.