makeda easter

writer based in los angeles

about me

before graduating from college, i was elated at the prospect of never having to write again. shortly after that, i got a job as a grant writer. then i worked as a science writer. and now, i work as a reporter for the los angeles times, where i've covered everything from breaking news to entertainment to technology. sometimes life can be funny like that.        



2016 - right now

los angeles times

i'm a reporter and social media editor. i've covered 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. i helped raise over $800,000.



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.