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 then somehow landed at the los angeles times, where i covered everything from breaking news to entertainment to technology. and now, i'm creating my own publication focused on artist-activists. sometimes life can be funny like that.        

 

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. 

while at the l.a. times i won several l.a. press club awards and an online journalism award.

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.

 

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.