Judi Shimel

A freelance writing professional, experienced in newspaper, newsletter, magazine and social media formats. Awarded for coverage of natural disasters; for features on African-American and African-Caribbean history, and for team coverage of a troubled health care system in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recognized for coverage of courts and the judiciary. Chosen to help researchers of oceanography, marine science, and the environment share their findings with students, business owners and policymakers. Recent contributions here include a team project at the University of the Virgin Islands to develop an emergency disaster response plan for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Loving life in the Eastern Caribbean and sharing the culture through a weekly entertainment audio feature called Reggae Anthology News Briefs, heard over WSTA-AM, St. Thomas. When not working, pleased to putter about in the kitchen; whipping up dairy-free delights to share with neighbors and loved ones.