Beverly Danquah is from the Bronx, NY. She graduated from St. John’s University in 2019 with a degree in Communication Arts with a concentration in Journalism and minors in International Studies and Legal Studies. At St. John’s, she was features editor for the award-winning student newspaper, The Torch. Beverly received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship to embark on study abroad trips to Italy, Ireland, and France that enriched her global perspective. Her undergraduate career culminated in delivering St. John’s University’s commencement speech.
During college, Beverly gained valuable communications experience through internships at the New York City Council’s Press Office, CNN, MSNBC, and ABC News. Working at CNN during coverage of the 2017 travel ban inspired an interest in law for Beverly, motivating her to minor in Legal Studies to explore the role of law in the news. As a digital editorial intern at MSNBC, she crafted social media content and produced videos capturing the journeys of immigrants after crossing the southern border, including stories about family separations.
Eager to amplify underrepresented voices beyond American political broadcast news, Beverly moved to Ghana as a Princeton in Africa Fellow at the International Water Management Institute where she worked on sustainability communications related to water and land use. When her fellowship was cut short by COVID-19, she pivoted to work at Rest of World, an international news organization that covers the impact of tech beyond the West.
Beverly spent 6 years as a freelance event producer and consultant at the Apollo Theater. She chaired the Apollo Theater’s Young Producers Club and co-founded the Apollo Teen Takeover, the venue’s first and only annual event created by interns, now entering its 10th year.
Beverly is an alumna of the New York Times Student Journalism Institute and has freelanced for Teen Vogue, Essence Magazine, and NBC News. She expanded her media experience interning at Saturday Night Live and refined her strategic communications abilities at The Jed Foundation nonprofit and commercial real estate company Jamestown.
Before joining Penn Carey Law, Beverly was a SEO Law Fellow at Shearman & Sterling in New York City. During her time there she engaged in corporate legal work, did pro bono based in East Africa, and was briefly seconded to Bank of America.
In addition to her J.D., Beverly will also pursue a Master of Arts in International Studies at the Lauder Institute.
Honored and grateful to receive a scholarship commemorating Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander’s influential work, she is excited to carry forward her legacy at Penn Law, made possible by the BLSA members who came before her.