#BTVF – Suna L., Johnson & Johnson Scientist

My jaw hurts because I’ve been smiling so hard at my computer screen the entire time it took me to edit down 1.5 hours of footage to this 20-minute interview. I really want to drop all types of expletives to explain the level at which this young lady makes me so proud to call her […]

#BTVF: From the Grammy’s to Tech Start-Up w/ Devon Harris

#BTVF is Behind the Valencia Filter, where I profile successful people of color in industries that are not glamorized by the mainstream. This one sits more on the fringe of that sentiment but I felt it was still a worthwhile interview to bring to my audience. Devon Harris, formerly known as Devo Springsteen, is a […]

#BTVF: Interview w/ Dr. Kareem Merrick, DDS [Dentist]

The #BTVF: Behind the Valencia Filter series showcases successful Black professionals in industries that are often overlooked because mainstream likes to glamorize life in 2D. This episode features a college friend, Dr. Kareem Merrick, DDS. Dr. Merrick is a graduate of Howard University (both undergrad and School of Dentistry) and he currently practices in New […]

#BTVF: Interview w/ Jovian Zayne [Teach for America]

Beyond the Valencia Filter [#BTVF] is a new series, where I’ll be showcasing people who have reached success that isn’t often portrayed in the social media infatuated world where success means jet setting, exotic locations and heavily filtered pictures. My first feature is Jovian Zayne, Managing Director of Teach for America. This is a two […]