A student of the University of the Virgin Islands has become the third student for this academic school year to be selected to participate in the historic White House Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Journalism Press Briefings. The events are part of a White House initiative to strategically position young black journalists and media enthusiasts in unique professional settings where they can engage with key political figures. The format is modeled after official press briefings held daily for the White House press corps.

S’niyah Roberts, a sophomore, communication major and member of the student group, UVI Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ), is the third student chosen from the Communication Unit to represent UVI. She will join approximately 20 other student journalists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a virtual media setting hosted by Marcia Fudge, United States secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

In the half-hour live streamed event, Roberts will serve as part of a press corps and pose a question to Secretary Fudge. “I am honored to represent the Territory, my University, the Communication Department and our student newspaper, UVI VOICE 2.0 at the White House Press Briefing,” Roberts said.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI Website-www.uvi.edu/ - and from this direct link