April Simpson is a freelance journalist and writer for a global development charity. She was a 2010-11 Fulbright fellow in Botswana and 2014 Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation. April earned her Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Smith College. April has written for the International Business Times, The Seattle Times, and The Boston Globe, among other publications.
April moved to small town Florida from New York when she was 11. She found journalism in high school and it became a tool for understanding her community. It has now grown into a profession that she has the opportunity to practice both here and abroad. She enjoys reporting from abroad whenever possible and her aim is to build connections between readers and distant issues and places.
April has shared that the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and it’s affiliate Chapter here in South Florida (SFBJA) have been valuable resources to her in landing internships and then jobs and freelance work. She has chosen to serve as Treasurer because she wants to give back to the organization and help young journalists benefit from our network.
We thank April for her willingness to serve and you may find more information about April at www.AprilSimpson.com.