Javanna Plummer
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
School: Northwestern University
Major: Journalism

Javanna Plummer

An enterprising storyteller reporting on policing, housing, culture, and education in Chicago


M.S. in Journalism, 2019
• Documented Chicago’s rapidly declining Black population in a twenty minute production
• Researched South Africa’s education system post-Apartheid and contributed article to Ebony Magazine

B.A. in English, 2018
• Managed twenty-one undergraduate women for undergraduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
• Directed stage play raising awareness on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


Freelance, Content Producer
2015 – Present
• Editor-in-Chief for professional news blog; develops compelling coverage on art, news, and activism
• Utilizes HTML and SEO to create social media cards for articles
• Analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on mental health

Key Achievement
• Recognized as a community leader by Beautiful Seed Foundation for Women of Color

City Year Chicago, Student Success Coach
August 2019 – Jan. 2020
• Designed in-school promotional campaigns to encourage a positive school climate
• Tutored nineteen fifth graders; shaped lesson plans using Common Core State Standards; tracked data for ten students.
• Communications Liaison for school team; collaborated with site staff to produce monthly newsletter

Key Achievement
• Earned praises from top level staff for excellence in writing, reporting, and graphic design for news briefings

• Microsoft Suite
• Adobe Suite
• Blogging
• Video Production
• Oral and written communications
• Tutoring
• Canva
• Social Media