Meet Our Executive Editor Janay Sylvester, C’ 12

Photo by Pembroke Emanuelson.

Photo by Pembroke Emanuelson.

When did you graduate from the University of Pennsylvania? I graduated from Penn in 2012 with a PPE degree (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics).

What have you pursued after college? I currently work as a Communications Associate for a global health nonprofit in my home state of Connecticut.

What is your role on the CV Board? As the Executive Editor, I have worked with the board to oversee the creation of the CV story collection concept, brand, and website from the ground up — this project is my baby!  I have a hand in orchestrating almost all aspects of the project, from finding sponsorship to creating new and engaging ideas to attract story contributors. I also designed and manage our website.

What is your favorite part of working on the project?   Climbing Vines takes so many things I’m passionate about– writing, marketing, current events, friendship, black women, sisterhood, web design, etc. and  brings all these themes and skills together to create a project that has so much room for growth.

One thing we may not know about you? I have been trying (for years) to learn how to play the piano and the guitar — taking lessons will be one of my new year’s resolution for 2014!

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