C. Zawadi Morris is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where she earned a B.S. in business administration (minor in Spanish). She also has an M.A. in journalism from Northwestern University. Ms. Morris has worked as a writer and contributor for the New York Times Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Local and The Atlanta Post. Ms. Morris has served as a bilingual press secretary for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, a senior account executive at Shandwick Public Affairs and Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations, a grants writer and a consultant in non-profit development.