New Media Journalism, M.A. Communication/Mass Media, B.A.
Sankofa Saturdays Project Safe Neighborhoods, VI
DaraMonifah Cooper is a multi-media artist, poet, musician, culture preservationist, public speaker, digital media consultant, community organizer and a proud University of the Virgin Islands Communications alum with a Masters in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University. Born on St. Thomas and literally raised on campus by two UVI professors, now as a mother of three, she works full-time as the Communications, Technology and Distance Learning Communication Specialist with the UVI Cooperative Extension Service. DaraMonifah is also a part-time UVI Communications Instructor, teaching courses including radio broadcasting, public speaking, interpersonal communications and web publishing. Channeling her love of training youth in multi-media, she teaches broadcast engineering (radio with live online audio/video), management and new media to University and high school students as the WUVI Student Radio (& New Media) Station Manager. Prior to her media related work with UVI, as. KWANZAA365 and through her non-profit youth initiative, Sankofa Saturdays, she passes on all that she knows to youth in the areas of new/multi media, technology and the arts. She also tirelessly gave back to her alma mater by voluntarily serving as the adviser for various University student clubs including the Student Government Association African (“Black”) Heritage Committee and The Writer’s Block as well as initiating the formation of the WUVI New Media Club.