I have always been very enamored by the nuanced ways that we interact with one another in society across different cultures within the United States. I declared my American Studies major after completing a Southern Studies course. It is because of the Department of American Studies that I was able to take on an internship with Lions gate Entertainment in Los Angeles the summer of 2017. This ultimately paved the way for my early career development. I was later invited to speak at the Black Warrior Film Festival the following year, attended the International Radio and Television Society’s annual conference in New York City, and placed fourth in the College of Arts and Science Undergraduate Research, Scholarship Creative Activity (URSCA) Summit. At URSCA, with Professor Morgan as my advisor, I presented my research on American Jazz Culture in contrast to American Hip Hop Culture today. I graduated in December 2018. Following graduation,I began working in the city of Los Angeles for Jesse Collins Entertainment, a full-service television and film production company. I aspire to become a development executive within the film and television specials realm and with the help of my educational background in American Studies I know I am completely capable.

Yasmine Nana-Yeboah