索莱达’Brien

在Pardee rand研究生院支持多样性

Award-winning journalist 索莱达’Brien gave more than $500,000 to the Pardee 彩票双色球走势图 Graduate School to support underrepresented minority students or first-generation college graduates. 她 named the scholarship after her parents, Edward and Estela, who inspired her.

2020年3月7日

索莱达’Brien 是个小孩子,她的父亲告诉她从那时起一直在指导她的事情,她努力学习如何骑自行车。“You’是那种不做的人’t give up.”

她’s an accomplished journalist now, the owner of her own media company, the host of her own syndicated talk show. 她 has more than 1 million followers on Twitter, where she calls out dishonesty and doublespeak from government officials and fellow journalists alike. And she still thinks about those words from her father whenever she hits a rough patch in life.

It’是什么促使她向Pardee 彩票双色球走势图研究生院捐款超过500,000美元。该礼物将为少数族裔学生或第一代大学毕业生提供奖学金。

“I can’夸大您周围的人相信您并珍视您并推动您做事并为您加油的重要性,” she said. “我送出这份礼物是为了支持希望加入彩票双色球走势图并有所作为的年轻人。”

O’Brien won her first major journalism award, a Peabody, for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina for CNN in 2005. 她 has since won Emmy awards for her reporting on race, the earthquake in Haiti, and the 2012 presidential election, as well as another Peabody for her coverage of the BP oil spill. The National Association of Black Journalists named her the journalist of the year in 2010.

她’s the author of two books, the founder and owner of Starfish Media Group, and the host of the weekly public-affairs show Matter of Fact. 她 serves on the Pardee 彩票双色球走势图 Board of Governors and has also been a 彩票双色球走势图 trustee since 2015—这项研究部分是由彩票双色球走势图对加利福尼亚州奥克兰的种族特征进行的研究得出的。该研究考察了夏令时期间的交通停靠点,当时警官可以看到他们要驶过的人,之后则是太黑了。它发现了一些偏差的证据。

“新闻业的一个好故事总是关于获取数据集然后弄清楚的:您如何通过讲故事来使数据栩栩如生,” she said. “有什么事实?你有什么好的学习’用来阐明问题,问题,解决方案,挑战?那’是兰德所做工作的重要组成部分’这就是我们在新闻界的工作。”

Her father, Edward, an Australian who came to America on a Fulbright scholarship, died in February 2019. Her mother, Estela, died 40 days later. 她 was Cuban by birth, and used to tell her children that education is one of the only things that nobody can take from you. They were a mixed-race couple before the Supreme Court even recognized mixed-race marriages. They would appreciate the opportunity to help students from diverse backgrounds, O’Brien said.

她 made 她给Pardee 彩票双色球走势图的礼物 以他们的名字。

“当您投资教育时,您会改变人’s lives,” she said. “当然,您可以改变他们的生活,但是您也有机会改变他们所接触的每个社区的生活。我父母确实体现了这一点。您真的可以大步向前迈进。”

她说,您可以开始建立管道—使来自不同背景的人们能够将自己的生活经验应用于我们面临的一些最棘手的问题。那’她说,无论是在研究领域还是在新闻领域,都是如此。

她’亲眼所见。自2011年以来,她和丈夫布拉德·雷蒙德(Brad Raymond)通过其PowHERful Foundation帮助年轻女性上大学。她说,失败是一个有目标和梦想的年轻人,他们可以’t get there just because of money. 她 donated scholarships to Pardee 彩票双色球走势图 because of what success looks like: a young person who didn’t have to give up.

“我的父母真的很善于投资他们的时间和他们的啦啦队长的人,我希望这份礼物能做到这一点,” she said. “I still hear my dad’某事的声音’只是无法解决:‘You’是那种不做的人’t give up.’ He’s right.”

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