Jewell C. Washington obtained her M.S. in print journalism from Roosevelt University in 2013. There, she served as editor-in-chief for the university’s Torch News. Washington has interned with the Chicago Tribune editorial board and has published general assignment news for Chicago Public Media’s WBEZ. In 2012, she was honored for her writing and reporting work by the National Association of Black Journalists and the Illinois College Press Association. The South Carolina native also holds her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Carolina.