Jamaija Rhoades

IJNet Associate Editor

Three years ago, I realized that the way I could create change in the world is through my writing. My passion for sharing the stories of underrepresented communities and learning about others experiences through interviewing led me to become a journalist. As a recent graduate from Hampton University, my alma mater’s partnership with ICFJ led me to become an intern with this organization. After a six-month internship, I was selected to join the IJNet team full time as an associate editor.

My background: In May, I graduated with a bachelor of arts in journalism and an area of emphasis in cinema studies. As a student, I was a staff writer for the opinion section of the university’s newspaper, The Script, and for Her Campus Magazine, where I wrote on an array of topics including race, relationships and entertainment. 

My distinct voice and commitment to shedding light on the stories of my community afforded me the opportunity to write for the Pulitzer Center. As a Campus Consortium Reporting Fellow, I was able to write an in-depth story on the legacy of racism that exists in Richmond Public Schools, which I graduated from in 2017. 

Ask me about: Films, podcasts and writing

My pronouns: She/her

Contact me: jrhoades@icfj.org and read my work here