Sandra J. Gadsden is a technical analyst at Jacobs Technology.
A member of Cohort 4 at The Iron Yard, Sandra has worked as an independent digital content specialist, writer and editor. Before joining Jacobs, her work included stints at Johns Hopkins and PriceWaterhouse Coopers, respectively.
Before taking the deep dive into the world of technology, she was the executive director of the Edible Peace Patch Project and a longtime editor/columnist at the Tampa Bay Times.
Sandra has served on several academic and journalism convention panels discussing new media, diversity and convergence.
She has been a visiting journalism fellow at the University of South Carolina, Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia and has taught advanced journalism at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
She serves on the national Board of Directors of OC, Inc., which petitions the FCC for fairness in broadcast media for women and underrepresented groups. Locally, she has served on the board of directors of the Studio@620, The Edge Business District and the Saturday Morning Market. She currently serves in an advisory capacity at Keep St. Pete Lit.
She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Society of Professional Journalists. Today in between speaking engagements, she mentors countless aspiring journalists and digital nomads.