hoya saxa!

Hi everyone!

I’m Mabinty, the winter/spring Social Media Desk intern at NPR!

I’m a northern Virginia native but I was born in Sierra Leone in west Africa. I went to George Mason University (go patriots!) for undergrad. My major was English because I LOVE reading, seriously at any moment I probably have at least two books in my bag. I also had two minors: Women and Gender Studies and African and African American Studies. And now I’m working on my last semester at Georgetown University (Hoya Saxa) for a masters in journalism degree.

Right now my two journalism loves are social media and politics. But my favorite story topics center on race, gender and sexuality. In my spare time I especially love live-tweeting some of my favorite shows: Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Empire, Blackish, Veep, Jane the Virgin, Bob’s Burgers, Power, Quantico and binge-watching Netflix shows.

Feel free to reach out to me if you want to talk about social media, pop culture or journalism. You can find me on Twitter and on Tumblr. I basically have my iPhone glued to my hand.

Also I stan and will always stan for the Queen B, the best to ever do it, aka BEYONCE! #BeyHive

–Mabinty