Who is Delece?

deleceinpinkI’m a reporter with 10+ years experience in covering education, race and culture. I write and edit for print and online publications, and manage multimedia projects that engage and grow web audiences. Since January 2018, I’ve been a senior editor at The Hechinger Report covering inequality and innovation in higher education.

Prior to this role, I spent an intense and invigorating year as a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. I studied how top-tier research universities are increasing the number of underrepresented minority faculty. University of Michigan, University of California–Los Angeles and Miami University are a few of the institutions I focused on in my research. I also traveled to South Korea and Brazil, learning about investigative reporting, global politics and Asian and South American culture.

Prior to my year at Michigan, I worked as a higher education reporter at U.S. News & World Report. I covered the world of admissions for aspiring doctors, lawyers and MBAs, and highlighted job trends for each of these groups. I also reported on how minority students fare in higher education. Before U.S. News, I worked as an editor, reporter and producer at The Washington Post.