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Lynn Sharpe Underwood

Lynn Sharpe Underwood

Alliant International University

San Diego, CA USA

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Lynn's work combines: Education, Journalism, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Principal Lecturer-Criminal Justice

I help future students understand how to support communities

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Allen High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    New York University New York

  • Graduate Degree


    Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

  • Certification

    Business/Managerial Economics

    San Diego State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Principal Lecturer-Criminal Justice:

Bachelor's Degree: Social Psychology

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    We don't hire Black reporters! What are you applying here for?

  • How I responded:

    Despite the world having issues with my color, I had mentors who pushed, shoved and spoke up for me to make sure I went forward . There was Ed Bradley at WCBS radio in NYC who was a reporter at the radio end and mentored me..he would later go on to 60 minutes. There was Nikki Giovanni one of the partners at ENCORE Magazine, then there was Vy Higgensen at Unique NY. They all mentored and encouraged and kept me straight!