Location: Nobili Hall
Room number: 106
Beverly started her career as an intern at a local TV station in her home state of Maryland. She then went on to work for the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and The Travel Channel. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2006, she developed a roster of work as a freelance entertainment professional for companies like NBC, MTV, DreamWorks, @Radical Media, First Look Studios, Form, and Geronimo Films. Having a startup mentality, she also works as a writer/producer for her own media company.
As a first generation American daughter of immigrants from Ghana and Egypt, Beverly is always drawn to people and organizations that have a vision of bettering humanity. She believes in the power of media as a catalyst for social action and change, which is why her professional pursuits constantly lead her to opportunities where business storytelling merges with meaningful environments that are truly global. The Center for Science, Technology, and Society believes that "Social entrepreneurs are society's change agents...they are creators of innovations that disrupt the status quo and transform our world for the better." It is here in the heart of Silicon Valley, where Beverly intersects her passion for entertainment with a desire for sustainability within an entrepreneurial framework. She is creating urban and economic development initiatives into productive investment projects in Africa.
Through a creative and inspirational lens, Beverly's scene for humanity is quite clear: Whether it's on a big stage in front of the bright lights or in a factory making lights for families in poor villages to use indoors for the first-time, the need, gift, and exchange is still the same. Something in your hand can create anything you want in your future. That is the power of a seed. All it takes is recognition, desire and vision.
Beverly earned her M.S. degree in Business and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Full Sail University; and her B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also did coursework in European Cinema program at the American University of Rome in Italy.