Shana Wilson is currently a full-time student at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pursuing a degree in Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies. She is an alumni of UW-Milwaukee’s Upward Bound program, a spoken word poet, a part-time worker at Captel Inc., and an occasional volunteer worker within the community. She is determined to make positive changes within the community by encouraging voices that need to be heard to share their stories. Shana is an aspiring journalist who is motivated to open the lines of communication locally and, in time, internationally. She constantly seeks knowledge and plans to use it to make contributions towards a progressive society. As the number of victims to local gun violence increases, full stories behind these crimes are rarely brought into the public eye. Shana will be working with 371 Productions as an intern on the Precious Lives Series to assist in uncovering the backgrounds behind gun violence.