Over the past couple of weeks the lyrics of the hit song, ‘Dreams’ have been penetrating my mind. Like a broken record I keep hearing ‘Dreams are real all you have to do is just believe.’ Fortunately for me I was able to live one my dreams a few weeks ago. I know it may sound cliché but I felt even more excited and child-like than when I went to Disneyworld last year. On December 31st, 2014 I was able to present the major news package in my country as a news anchor for ZIZ News- the national broadcast company in St Kitts. I remember the opening line as if it was yesterday: Good Evening and welcome to the ZIZ News Broadcast for December 31st 2014, I am Patrice Harris. Another one of my greatest highlights in Communication was being able to interview Jamaican Reggae, R&B and Dancehall singers: Tessane Chin, Beenie man, Tarrus Riley, and Chronnix at the St Kitts Music Festival in 2014.
As you may already imagine, I am a 22-year-old Communication major and at the UVI. I am also perusing a minor in English.My academic achievements include earning a position on the Dean’s list for Fall, 2013 and 2014 and Spring 2014. Prior to my enrollment at UVI I attained an associated degree at the Clarence Fitzroy Byrant College where I graduated Magna Cum Laude. I love to challenge my physical, educational and social boundaries. As such i decided to peruse a minor in English. This minor will enhance my writing skills and make me more marketable as a communications practitioner. Although I’ve have only been in Communication and the media for a short time in addition to my on air experience I am proficient in Adobe Audition, Premiere Pro and Cool Edit Pro.
I am a proud citizen of St Kitts Nevis, and I love traveling. Between the periods 2010-2013, I traveled to St. Lucia, Brazil, London, Russia, and Washington D.C to represent my country as a youth ambassador. Most persons describe me as a hardworking individual. My experiences thus far have fostered a love for not only Communication but also leadership. In the future, my ideal job would be one that incorporates leadership, traveling and Communication.
It is my dream to open my own Communication Consultancy firm where I provide communication related services. Currently I train contestants for pageants in Speech Development and Interviews. I have also hosted my own leadership workshop and conduct different training sessions.