I’m Jalayna. I’m a storyteller who has done work in:

  • nonprofit and social impact communications
  • creative non-fiction
  • poetry
  • conference presentations and coursework
  • youth mentoring

All of these things start and end with a story, somebody who wants something and how they got it. I’ve spent most of my life mesmerized by stories and decided to make it official by studying literature and journalism throughout college.

I’ve had the honor of working for an award-winning local broadcast station, a national nonprofit dedicated to citizen enrichment around political issues and candidates, and an award-winning print newsroom attached to one of the top ranking journalism schools in the United States.

My interest in¬†diverse literature, places and people inform my ability to communicate across barriers and find new ways to make connections and form relationships. Digital community engagement has become a passion of mine while community organizing and project development are skills I’m currently looking to gain more experience in.

If you’re looking for someone to help you manage your digital communications or assist in community outreach, take a look around my website¬†to see if we’ll be a good fit. And please, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m always eager to see what great things are going on in my community, what new relationships can be forged and any partnerships that can be made.