She landed the position through a selection process that verified and recognized her as the best candidate for the job.
Ms. Umana must have distinguished herself, through performance, in a short period of time, as she was only inducted as one of the Editors of the publication in the second half of 2016.
She is a Sheila C. Johnson Fellow (MPP ’15), who is most interested in the intersection between government and African American studies, hoping to explore how stereotypes of black women are reproduced and reinforced in American Political discourse.
Ms. Umana is the first black woman to serve as President of the publication.
Congratulation to her.