Dionne is a Dow Jones News Fund-trained copy editor. She focuses on academia when she’s not clutching her Associated Press Style Guide. Dionne is a critical media studies scholar exploring race and gender in television and film. Her current research project explores what factors into hiring black actresses for feature-length films.
Ultimately, Dionne wants to be an associate professor of Media and Race Studies. She also wants to own a media brand that encompasses magazine publishing, television production and other ventures. She plans to lead several major fashion magazines and their overarching corporations. Dionne is in the process of creating “Waist,” a trade publication for the plus-size fashion world and “Boombox,” a hip-hop feminist publication by and for women of color.
She is a 2012 Summa Cum Laude, valedictorian graduate of Bennett College where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies (concentration in Electronic Media and Broadcast). Currently, Dionne is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Media Management and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.