A musician, writer and communicator with over a decade of experience, Collette builds partnerships and imaginaries grounded in realizing justice, healing and liberation. As a member of the Free Press executive team, she helps guide narrative change, community partnerships and strategic communications, working with artists, media-makers, creatives and advocates to shift power toward a just future media system. Before joining Free Press, Collette worked at Black Alliance for Just Immigration and in the New York Office of J. Walter Thompson advertising company. Her podcast Venus Clapback has been featured on Oprah Winfrey Network, and her writings have been published by Colorlines, Human Parts, Blavity and more. A proud native of Gullah country, South Carolina, Collette is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a graduate of Howard University's Cathy Hughes School of Communications and a co-creator of the Media 2070: Media Reparations consortium.