HELLO! BEVERLY HERE.

Storytelling. Speaking. Problem solving. Perspective-broadening. International Relations.

Beverly Yaa Danquah, 23, is an international communications professional working at Rest of World as an Editorial Assistant.

 

She graduated from St. John’s University where she studied Communication Arts with a concentration in Journalism and a triple minor in Business, Legal Studies and International Studies. During her time at St. John's, Beverly was the features editor of the university's award-winning student-run newspaper, the Torch. She was the student commencement speaker at her graduation.

Beverly is a 2019-20 Princeton in Africa alumna. During her service time, she was based in Accra, Ghana working in Communications and Knowledge Management for a diplomatic organization focused on the sustainable use of water and land resources.

 

Born and raised in the Bronx to Ghanaian immigrants, Beverly’s interest in media peaked in her sophomore year of high school at Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics (MCSM). It was then that she joined the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) and received a certificate in production.

 

While a student at MCSM, Beverly won the Most Enterprising Reporter award at New York University's Urban Journalism Workshop.

In Spring 2018, Beverly was a recipient of the U.S. Dept. of State's Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, which allowed her to study abroad in Italy, Ireland and France where she studied international relations with a focus in migration and learned the Italian language. While abroad, Beverly visited a total of 14 countries.

Beverly has worked/interned with: Moda Operandi as a fashion copywriter, the New York City Council’s Press Office, CNN’s Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter in production, the Metro-North Railroad corporate communications, ABC News’s Nightline in production, MSNBC as a digital editor, Saturday Night Live as a writer’s researcher and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show in production.

She is an alumna of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and served as peer mentor of about 12 students in undergrad.

 

Beverly’s talk show at MNN received a Public Media Award for Most Educational Youth Talk Show.

 

For their annual Pan-African Weekend celebration, Beverly has coordinated social media strategies for Face2face Africa.

 

Beverly is a freelance event producer at the Apollo Theater, currently focused on pre-production logistics, as she's living in Ghana. She served as the Chair of the Apollo Theater Young Producers Club in FY '19. During her time at the Apollo, Beverly has hosted, produced and worked on more than 30 events.

When Beverly isn't creating content or producing events, she enjoys spending time with her family, black Twitter threads and soul music.

©2019 by Beverly Danquah.