Polly Irungu is a multimedia journalist and social media strategist who graduated from the University of Oregon - School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC) with a degree in journalism in January. Most recently, she completed a very insightful internship working as a social media intern for NPR in Washington, D.C. During her final year of school, she was a social media producer and digital content creator for the SOJC’s Communications team, a campus editor-at-large at The Huffington Post and a freelance production assistant for the PAC-12 Networks and Fox Sports. She has also been published on CNN, KVAL and YesJulz.com. A National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) fellow in 2015 and 2016, she participated in the NABJ and National Association of Hispanic Journalists student newsroom to provide coverage of their historic joint convention for NABJ Monitor and Latino Reporter and is currently serving on the the 2016-17 NABJ student representative board for Region IV. She also worked in the Online News Association’s student newsroom in September 2016.
Previously, she has worked for TrackTown USA, Def Jam Recordings, EP Entertainment LLC, Artistic Outlet Media, Dell and Adobe. She made the 2013 and 2014 Daily Emerald Ducks Who Will Change the World list, and in May 2015, she was named the Women4Africa International Young Achiever of the Year.
You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @pollyirungu. Her work is annotated with the following hashtags: #PhotosByPolly, #BlogsByPolly and #TravelWithPolly.