My name is Vanessa Philogene Short and I’m the new Communications Officer for J/P HRO Feb24

My name is Vanessa Philogene Short and I’m t...

I remember exactly where I was on January 12th, 2010 when the 7.0 earthquake struck my childhood home of Port-au-Prince. Seeing the flicker of hope in the eyes of the survivors on TV struck my heart to the core as a Haitian-American. The Haiti I knew growing up was much deeper than the broken buildings and the poverty that was so readily broadcast on network television after the quake. My memories of Haiti were fond and full of the rich culture, the generous people, and the hidden beauty of the Caribbean island. I was so affected after the earthquake that I couldn’t continue pursuing broadcast journalism in the US as a career anymore....