A huge congratulations goes out to our Abroad101 Student of the Week, Ranjani Groth! Ranjani is a senior at the University of North Texas majoring in photojournalism with a minor in anthropology. Ranjani has an inherent love for telling stories through her freelance photography and multimedia journalism. Ranjani is an active member of the National Press Photographer’s Association, devotes time to her participation in Hatch Visuals Photo Agency, and is a recipient of the Terry Foundation Scholarship. Despite her involvement in numerous time-consuming extracurriculars, Ranjani prioritizes her academics and managed to earn her spot on the Dean’s list for 2015. While she thoroughly enjoys photographing weddings and documenting stories for the Denton Record-Chronicle, Ranjani seeks to go further and capture newsworthy stories of people and cultures around the world in order to use photography to help people understand one another better. Looking forward, Ranjani hopes to raise sufficient funds to travel to Mexico and use her passion for visual storytelling to increase her marketability as a photojournalist and develop cultural skills.
Ranjani will devote a portion of her summer to The Heart of Mexico experience: a unique cross-cultural project that annually brings together multimedia journalism and language students from the University of North Texas and the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. Ranjani will spend June 7 – July 3 in the Yucatan Peninsula documenting extraordinary stories of migrant workers and will produce lovingly crafted non-fiction narrative stories in text, photos, and video. Ranjani hopes to increase international understanding and expand the boundaries of narrative storytelling throughout her 4 weeks in Mexico and believes this experience is essential to her future career in photojournalism. While Ranjani has already paid her application fee and deposit, she needs help covering the remaining costs of the 4-week program, including tuition, airfare, meal and living expenses, and equipment and baggage fees. Ranjani requires financial support in order to finalize the logistics of her program so that she can embark on her valuable Heart of Mexico summer study abroad program and promote her own self-growth in photojournalism. Ranjani needs and would appreciate all the help she can get; to check out her Mission and help donate to her cause, click here!
The Abroad101 Student of the Week initiative awards a student who created a Mission for a study abroad program on GoEnnounce with a donation to their fundraiser. Learn more about this partnership from Abroad101 CEO Mark Shay and GoEnnounce co-founder Melissa Davis here.
Stay tuned for our next Abroad101 Student of the Week!
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