Maranata Zemede is a senior at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno California and is pursuing a bachelors in Communications with a minor in English. She has an interest in media because of the powerful ways it can change and influence the public. As a first generation Ethiopian, Maranata has a strong passion for changing the stereotypical negative portrayal of Africa through the media. She has volunteered with organizations such as Ebenezer Shepherding Ministries and Project Mercy, both located in Ethiopia and assist in community development and orphan care. Maranata hopes to use her time here at Africa Faith and Justice Network to learn more about the issues that are happening around the continent of Africa and how to ultimately represent its people in the best light through the use of media. She hopes to use what she learns at Africa Faith and Justice Network to continue to promote positive developments and representation of the continent of Africa through media.