Tashi McQueen is a political beat reporter concentrating on voter education for Afro News, which serves Baltimore’s Black community. Prior to joining the Afro, McQueen freelanced for The Baltimore Sun, with her first story earning a spot on the front page. Holding a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Goucher College, McQueen got her start in journalism by reporting for The Goucher Eye, the college’s digital news source. She is a member of the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists, and she speaks French and Spanish and enjoys learning new languages in her free time.
Beat: Voter education and its impact on Black residents on the local and state level
This multimedia reporter covers voter education along with the news of voter suppression through legislative measures and helps readers understand the importance of voter registration, the meaning of redistricting and the importance of voting in midterm elections. The RFA corps member will be a watchdog reporter informing readers of impending legislation, how it will affect them and what power they have to support it, or not.