K. Aleisha Fetters is a new media storyteller who prides herself on joining Facebook when you needed an .edu email address to do so.
Immediately after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Magazine Journalism, she thought otherwise and went for her Master’s Degree in New Media from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. There, she developed an in-depth health beat that has helped her write on complex political health issues ranging from stem cell research to gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda. She’s contributed to publications including Newsweek, Fodor’s Travel, Women’s Health, Chicago Sun-Times, Parents, and Gadling.
She thinks of herself as a one-woman media machine, snapping photos, taking video, writing articles, coding web pages, and then shooting them across the social mediasphere in 140-character tweets.