Where I've Worked
One thing for sure — Paulana is always working! As a multi-talented journalist and edu-tainer, I'm always finding new stories to tell and delivering them in an engaging way.
In doing so, I've worked for companies Al Jazeera's latest podcast venture Jetty, LearnVest, HRDCVR Magazine (created by Elliott Wilson & Danyel Smith), and have written for sites like Fast Company, Shondaland, ESPN's The Undefeated, Blavity, Her Agenda where my expertise has been writing about lifestyle, personal finance, entertainment, and much more.
I've also interview celebrities and athletes like Love and Hip Hop's K. Michelle, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Loni Love, Brooklyn Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Courtney Kemp (Power), Tracy Oliver (writer of Girls Trip) and more. At the moment, my goal is having live, innovative conversations with today's thought leaders, entertainers and more. Here's a live Q&A with actress Erica Ash, star of BET's new show In Contempt.
I've also been featured by Microsoft Office as people who are trying to close the digital gap with minorities in tech. You can download my resume, here.
Videos & Content
Set the Record Straight Video Series
With Set The Record Straight, I'm breaking down popular Bible verses, misinterpreted quotes & sayings, making sure viewers leave with the correct interpretation and how they can apply it to their lives.
Set The Record Straight
Evangelical Crusade News Anchor
As an anchor for Evangelical Crusade Christian Church (ECCC News), one of the largest churches in Brooklyn, my job is to write scripts and bring the latest church news to all viewers in an innovative and engaging way.
My name is Paulana Lamonier (pronunciation: Paw La Na La Mow Near) and I love telling stories. In the 5th grade my orchestra teacher called me a gossipmonger because I loved telling my classmates the latest in music, TV and the cafeteria food. Since then, I've matured and decided to make storytelling a career as an edu-tainer.
As an edu-tainer, I love educating and entertaining my audience through digital, social media, print, and TV talent. But I'm always making sure I’m telling compelling stories.
Because NYC is so expensive, if I'm not writing, or interviewing someone, I'm probably giving someone a private swim lesson as a certified swim coach as my side hustle.
I also love Jesus, Beyoncé and R&B — in that order.
She's charismatic, clever and for a fact would be a great addition to the Complex team.
She's had braces for 7 years. 7 long years. She needs this job so I can see where my money went.
Tanpri, ba li yon travay. Li pa fè anyen nan kay la. Jis sou òdinatè li tout jounen.
Marie Jean Charles,
Paulana's grandmother that only speaks Creole
Seeing Paulana on camera you can tell that's where she belongs. Not only does she have great camera presence, but has always created great content.
Youth Leader at ECCC
My birthday (virgo season, oww!) is coming up and her having this job would help her get me a nice gift.