Fall 2016 Staff

Nathalie Trow-McDonald, Managing Editor


Nathalie is a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands working towards her degree in Communications. This is her second year being a part of the UVI Voice staff on the St. Thomas Campus. She spent the previous summer working for a local newspaper, the St. Thomas Source, and has brought back the skills she honed to being the Editor of the UVI Voice. She aims to make the UVI Voice one of the primary sources that students turn to for information about campus events and topics. Nathalie actively works to improve the website’s functionality and design. One can also receive news from Nathalie by tuning into WUVI AM 1090 and 97.3 LPFM, the campus radio station, where she is the News Director.

Alayna Belshe, Creative Director


Alayna is a junior at the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas Campus. Taking on the mantle as the Creative Director, she has revamped the header for the UVI Voice and shaped the new look for the social media presence of the Voice. As a writer for the UVI Voice for two semesters, she enjoys putting the skills she learns in her communications courses to the test. Her interests include: fashion, theater, politics, art, design and linguistics.

Alicia Taylor, News Correspondent


Alicia is a Junior majoring in Communication. She is attending the University of the Virgin Islands on the Albert A. Sheen Campus as a National Student Exchange student. She loves to talk with and meet people. Her goal is to open her own non-profit organization centered around children and families who are struggling to meet ends-meet by providing them an opportunity to receive an education and temporary housing. She wants to make an impact in the lives of others through communication.

Corliss A. Smithen, News Correspondent


Corliss is a news correspondent for the UVI Voice on the St. Thomas Campus.  She is a published journalist who has extensive experience in journalism having worked for several reputable news organizations.  Corliss was introduced to journalism a few years ago when she worked with the state-owned broadcasting company in her native St. Kitts.  After working there for five years, she left for Sun St. Kitts-Nevis, a daily newspaper.  Following her five-year stint there, Corliss landed a job at the Virgin Islands Daily News where she worked the cops, crime and court beat for three years, covering several high-profile trials in the V.I. Superior Court and the District Court of the Virgin Islands.  As a seasoned writer, Corliss brings a wealth of experience to the UVI Voice.

Nikiyah Gerson, News Correspondent


Nikiyah is a sophomore on the Albert A. Sheen campus pursuing a degree in Communications.She enjoys being a part of organizations and group activities. This is her fist year in a journalism class and taking part in the UVI Voice, she looks forward to spreading her wings and seeing where this opportunity can take her.

UVI Voice also accepts contributions from other UVI students.

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