Becky’s Fund Welcomes New Intern Antonice Strickland

August 9, 2012

My name is Antonice Strickland and I am the newest intern at Becky’s Fund.

I am a recent graduate of Michigan State University (MSU), having earned a Bachelor”s degree in Journalism with an emphasis in International Reporting, Political Science and Public Relations. I was very active on campus while attending MSU, especially in the multicultural community serving as an advocate for unity and multiculturalism. I organized the publication geared to uplift, educate, enlighten and entertain the cultural students at MSU called VOICE Magazine. I served as the charter president of the National Association of Black Journalist and at MSU and have a strong background in radio, working as an on-air personality for IMPACT 89FM. Lastly, I became a member of the Distinguished Delta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. With my diverse background it was only natural to be enthusiastic about working with Becky’s Fund and wanting to help with the progress of their mission.

Although I am not a personal victim of domestic violence or abuse, I have seen how it affects people that are close to me, and to get a chance to learn more about this issue is important. Everything I learn here can be shared with someone else and can help in educating the community on domestic abuse.

While at Becky”s Fund I want to learn to do PR and marketing for larger projects on my own and on a larger scale. I have done small programs and events while in school but nothing of this magnitude. I want to enhance my writing and marketing skills so that I will be able to be an asset to any company which is something I will definitely learn from working with Becky’s Fund.

I am so excited for this venture because not only am I working with a wonderful organization but I am able to be in a new place. Michigan is not around the corner from here so I am ready to make the best of this situation and grow to be an important part of Becky’s Fund and of the Washington D.C. community.