KSC Alumna Spotlight – Ms. Nadia Zuaiter ’17

During her senior year at Sacred Heart Greenwich, Ms. Nadia Zuaiter ’17 was the Social Media Content Editor and Co-Podcast Editor of the King Street Chronicle.  She was also responsible for the weekly “Humans of Sacred Heart” column.  Ms. Zuaiter served as a Peer Leader and was on the Yearbook staff.  While attending Georgetown University, she was a member of the Red Cross Club and interned for a software company called Affectiva.  In May 2021, Ms. Zuaiter graduated with a degree in Anthropology.  Following her graduation, she moved to New York, New York, and currently works in social media management.

What is the most important skill that you learned during your time on the KSC Staff, specifically regarding social media?

“While on the King Street Chronicle, I learned about the reach our paper can have through our social media and the importance of harnessing these social media platforms to publicize our work.  It reminded me that all the work we do on the staff is important and reaches a large audience.  Even though the KSC feels really small scale, we write really interesting stories that should be shared, and working on social media helped me realize that.  Knowing and understanding people is another important skill you learn when crafting an article.”

How have you integrated your interest in journalism with your studies in anthropology and Artificial Intelligence?

Anthropology deals with understanding people just like journalism focuses on understanding and sharing people’s stories from an objective perspective.  Learning to conduct interviews and reach out to people are important skills in both fields as they promote connectivity through the understanding that we are all humans.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) also aligns with this concept as the technology we use is intended to help all different people.  Affectiva hired me because of my anthropology expertise to ensure that the technology they were creating was accessible to all regardless of race, gender, and religious affiliation.  The common thread between journalism, anthropology, and AI is understanding and reaching out to people.” 

What piece of advice would you give to the current and future KSC Staff?

“Learning how to communicate verbally and in a written way is important in college and beyond.  It can be intimidating to reach out to people, but the KSC provides training that gives you confidence.  My advice would be to work on those communication skills because they transfer to everything you do, especially meeting people in a professional and academic setting.”

The King Street Chronicle thanks Ms. Nadia Zuaiter ’17, former Social Media Content Editor and Co-Podcast Editor, for her contributions.