ALUMNI UPDATE: LATOYA SMITH, ’06

 

LaToya Smith, who graduated with a double major in History and Communication in 2006 and earned an MS in Print Journalism from Boston University in 2008, recently received two prestigious awards.

The founder and CEO of Brass City Media, Inc., a video production agency based in Brooklyn (NY), LaToya was recognized as Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and as Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the New York Small Business Development Center.

In a 2017 piece for Eastern’s website, LaToya remarked: “Eastern gave me the skills I needed to adapt to this rapidly changing industry. I received a truly multimedia education through courses in television, radio and public relations. I learned how to edit video and advanced my writing skills as a copy editor on the student newspaper.”

Congratulations, LaToya!