Marquita Brown is the program manager for EWA. Her job includes coordinating training and related resources, particularly in digital and data journalism, for education reporters.
Prior to joining EWA, Marquita spent 10 years as a reporter at newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, and her home state, Mississippi. She covered education for almost all of that time. Recognition for her work includes awards from the Society for Features Journalism and from the press associations of Mississippi and North Carolina. In 2016, she participated in ProPublica’s inaugural Summer Data Institute. She credits much of her growth as a reporter to training she received from EWA.
Marquita has a master’s degree in interactive media from Elon University. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).