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Brooke-Sidney Jackson* is a multimedia journalist, blogger, cultural critic, entrepreneur and future attorney.

Jackson is currently pursuing her law degree at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and working on a book. The University of Southern California (USC)-Annenberg Dean’s Scholar graduated in 2009 with a master’s degree in journalism with a broadcast emphasis. While pursuing her master’s, she worked as a staff writer for Pop + Politics, where she covered the 2008 Democratic National Convention. And her work has also been featured on USC’s Election site for journalists and the USC Knight Chair in Media & Religion Site. She is still a contributing writer for The Huffington Post.

Back in 2008, she was interviewed by the New York Times for an article entitled “For Laid-Off Journalists, Free Blog Accounts.”

During the summer of 2008, Jackson worked as an apprentice for CNBC’s “Kudlow & Company show. Before entering graduate school, she was an Interactive Media Director for Mindshare Interactive Campaigns (now Virilion) and worked in the fields of marketing, media and public relations. She owns and operates her own full-service media and marketing company called FeatureOne communications.

Jackson graduated with honors from Duke University with bachelor degrees in Political Science and Women’s Studies, and a certificate in Markets & Management. She was a Duke in Oxford Scholar and studied tort law at Oxford University’s New College in England. She is also the creator of the blog, CaramelBella.com.

In sum, the Caramel Bella is a multimedia journalist, writer, blogger, publicist, online strategist, creative marketer, advocate and future attorney.

To reach the Caramel Bella: email thecaramelbella (at) gmail dot com.

*Previous pen name: Brooke-Sidney Gavins

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  • profileCARAMEL BELLA: This is my place to write about my adventures and mis-adventures in this thing called life. I discuss my passions: the environment, politics, art & culture, writing as well as yoga, health and spirituality. The one thing you can expect from this blog is that it is not what you expected. Thanks for reading! To reach me email thecaramelbella at gmail.

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