makeda easter

award- winning journalist 
 

about me

My work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, KCET, Dance Magazine, Austin Chronicle, Chemical & Engineering News, and other publications. I recently launched the art rebellion, an independent platform focused on artists-activists in underreported regions and communities. (Sign up for my newsletter here!) 

 

Journalism was the happiest sort of accident for me, as I moved from grant writing, to science writing for a university, to the Los Angeles Times where I covered the intersection of the arts and identity. My work has been recognized with an Online Journalism Award and several L.A. Press Club Awards.

 

A Texan at heart, I’m also obsessed with all things movement-related. When I’m not writing, you can usually find me in a dance studio or at a local tennis court rollerskating.

 

experience

2016 - 2021

los angeles times

i was on the arts team covering the intersection of the arts and identity. i also worked in audience engagement, entertainment, business and technology, and breaking news. 

2014 - 2016

texas advanced computing center

i worked as a science writer at the university of texas' supercomputing center. i translated highly technical research into content that anyone (including myself) could understand and enjoy. 

2012 - 2014

children at risk

i worked as a grant writer for a children's advocacy nonprofit.

 

education

georgetown university

i thought i wanted to be a cia agent or a foreign service officer. so i studied in the school of foreign service and majored in science, technology, and international affairs.