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Letisha Dass

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Letisha Dass

Email: letishadass@gmail.com

(347) 302-0138

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About

MY BACKGROUND

Since I was a child, I would journey into the great literary world of writers, getting lost in their translation of society. Books have always been my number one partner, supporting me through the tribulations of life. Being a storyteller was not always my first choice, but I decided to dive deeper, in college, once I found that expressing my thoughts in print can encourage readers to feel acknowledged. 

 

I have been fortunate to land a job as a hyperlocal reporter. Let me tell you...EVERY word is significant. Although I love writing, my aspiration is to work with a company to help writers and the community continue or start their journey in achieving their goals. 

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2017-2021

BA Journalism 

Minor Philosophy and Political Science

Hofstra University, Garden City, New York 

Dean’s List: Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021

Cumulative GPA, 3.50

2022-present

MS Publishing 

Pace University, New York City, New York 

 

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

Jan. 2022-present

Long Island Herald, Glen Cove Reporter

  • Established connections in city hall, local fire and police departments, businesses, and schools in Glen Cove.

  • Followed up with editors daily via text message, email, and phone calls for ongoing stories.

  • Pitched story ideas at weekly editorial meetings.

  • Wrote briefs, obituaries, crime reports, and three to four stories a week.

  • Used InDesign to update community calendar.

  • Efficiently worked in a deadline-oriented environment.

  • Published stories online via Creative Circle and print newspapers​

June 2020-August 2020

Long Island Herald, North Shore Intern Reporter

  • Committed to reporting remotely and in-person during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Covered the Glen Cove and Oyster Bay area. 

  • Followed-up with editors daily via text message, email, and phone calls for ongoing stories and projects like the 2020-2021 Oyster Bay and Glen Cove community guides.

Jan. 2020-May 2021

Hofstra Horizons, Hofstra University Undergraduate Research Magazine, Staff Writer

  • Transcribed interviews with undergraduate and graduate students of all academic backgrounds. 

  • Wrote stories on student research and conferences that were based on disciplines such as biochemistry and sociology.

  • Collaborated with Associate Provost on all aspects of publication.

  • Published articles can be found in Hofstra Horizons for Undergraduate and Graduate summer 2020 and 2021 editions.

 

Interests

OUT OF OFFICE

Creative Writing

Photography

Travel

Cooking

Yoga

Reading

Skills

Social Media and Software Proficiency

Twitter
Instagram
Facebook
Google Suite

Adobe InDesign

Photoshop

Microsoft Office

WordPress 

Published Stories

Long Island officials and Ukrainians rally

At City Hall, a celebration of International Women’s Day

VFW hosts Covid test giveaway near post still in need of repairs

An actress and a county executive discuss heart health

If you are in a pickle, head to Pickle Island

Phoenix committee hosts fundraiser

‘Coach’ Dominick Grosso dies Grosso was source of love and laughter for many

Celebrating Glen Cove F.D. Co. 4’s first Black firefighter

St. Paul’s Fellowship Café expands beyond Glen Cove