In the media world, Aunni has been a published journalist for more than ten years, writing high profile social, fashion, community, political, and arts & entertainment news stories for the Afro American Newspaper, a Washington, D.C. and Baltimore national outlet that targets the African American and related urban communities.
Aunni also serves as a broadcast reporter and red carpet host for the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), i.e. the Black Press, and is the official Twitter & Periscope host for ASALH Black History Month. Aunni has also delivered special reports on WHUR Radio, DC Cable, TBD Channel 8 (All Over Washington), and YouTube with community leaders and high-profile business professionals.
Aunni holds an MBA in Marketing from Capella University, 3.94/4.0 GPA, with a focus in luxury apparel products and a BS in Industrial Engineering (cum laude) from North Carolina A&T State University. Aunni is completing an MFA in Fashion Design at the Academy of Art University, 3.24/4.0 GPA, expected graduation Summer 2021.
Aunni enjoys traveling coast to coast writing articles and conducting exclusive one-on-one interviews with inspiring leaders and talents including Martin King III, Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch, Yolanda Adams, Sylvia Y. Cyrus, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Marvin Sapp, Andre Leon Talley, Gordy Berry, Dr. Johnetta B. Cole, Dick Gregory, Malaak Shabazz, Aisha Hinds, Valerie Simpson, Chrisette Michele, John Singleton, Reggie “Rock” Bythewood, Fred Hammond, Jermaine Dupri, Stephan James, Aunjanue Ellis, Omar Benson Miller, June Ambrose, Frédéric Yonnet, Frank Ski, Eriq La Salle, Mya, Walter Mosley, Marvin Sapp, Leon (The Five Heartbeats), Steve Harvey, Michael Ealy, Russ Parr, Tye Tribbett, and Congressman Reverend Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Missouri 5th District).
Aunni has also interviewed other high profile leaders and celebrities including Washington DC Mayors Vincent Gray, Mayor For Life & Councilman Marion Barry, Omarosa, Dr. Bobby Jones, Jussie Smollett, Rev. Bill Lamar IV, Debra Cox, Gizelle Bryant, Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., Amerie, Donnie McClurkin, MC Supernatural, Brian McKnight, Johnetta Boone, Markette Sheppard, Que (formerly of Day 26), General William "Kip" Ward, Tai Beauchamp, Darrell Green, NBC’s The Voice finalist Matthew Schuler, WHUR's Harold Fisher, SoftSheen Carson's Nedjetti Harvey, Washington, Maisie Dunbar, Chrystylez Bacon and many more.
EDUCATION, STEM and NSBE
As an educator, Aunni has advised the high school pre-engineering students for the National Society of Black Engineers Jr. (NSBE Jr.) chapter at C.H. Flowers high School for four years. Aunni has prepared NSBE Jr. students for national and award-winning recognition each year leading to the 2007 Try-Math-A-Lon World Competition title along with other awards and scholarship recognition. As a consultant and industrial engineer, Aunni’s professional experience includes working for companies such as the USA Science & Engineering Festival, Department of Navy, Booz Allen & Hamilton and Metropolitan Washington, Airports Authority. Continuing her consultancy in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Aunni also performed marketing and public relations Director for TransSTEM Academy at Cardozo Senior High School in Washington, DC.