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Photo by Jennifer Tran

Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Angelina is a senior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill double majoring in Journalism and Studio Art with a Social justice minor. Her fine art background plays an important role in her journalism and works with her curious and extroverted side to tell visual stories of the people and new communities she meets. 

Angelina hopes to use visual storytelling to tell stories from all corners of the world and shed light on people and communities often overlooked. She was most recently a photo/video intern at the Raleigh News & Observer. She has also interned at Bloomberg in 2021, the Malheur Enterprise in Oregon, and was the photo editor at UNC's newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel. She also recently won first place in the 2022 Hearst Photojournalism Championship.


Her work has been published with the Washington Post, Bloomberg, the Associated Press, the Economist, the Raleigh News & Observer, the Charlotte Observer, the Oregonian, Portland Press Herald, USA Field Hockey, and more.



Star Tribune

Visuals Intern | Starting June 2023

Raleigh News & Observer

Visuals Intern | May 2022 - Present

Student Photojournalism Fellow | Aug. 2021 - Dec. 2022

Malheur Enterprise
Newroom Intern | May 2021 - Aug. 2021

Daily Tar Heel
Photo Editor | April 2020 - April 2021
Photo Staffer | Aug. 2019 - Present


University of North Carolina Student Union

Photographer/Videographer | January 2021 - May 2022

Blue Skies Innovation (formerly Reese Innovation Lab)
Photographer/Videographer | Jan. 2020 - May 2020

Photographer and Graphic Designer | Nov. 2019 - Present

TEDxUNC Creative Team | Aug. 2019 - Mar. 2020
TEDxNCSSM Creative Director | Mar. 2018 - Mar. 2019
TEDxNCSSM Creative Team | Aug. 2017 - Mar. 2018

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Pursuing B.A. in Journalism (visual communications track)
B.A. in Studio Arts
Minor in Social and Economic Justice
Graduation: May 2023

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
August 2017 - May 2019


Awards and Honors

Hearst Journalism Awards

  • First Place Multimedia III: Enterprise Story 2023 

  • First Place Photojournalism Championship 2022

  • First Place Photojournalism II: Picture Stories/Series 2022

  • Third Place Multimedia IV: Team Reporting 2022

Carolyn and Larry Keith Journalism Award 2023

Online News Society

  • First Place sports 2022: Large News Room (Washington Post)

Jim Batten Community Journalism Award

Rick and Jennifer Bruning Student Journalism Award

NC College Media Association (NCCMA)

  • Second Place, Page Design 2021

ACP Pacemakers

  • Second Place, Sports Action 2021

37th Frame (UNC Photography Competition)

  • 2023

    • Photo story first place, second place

    • General news first place, second place, third place

    • Feature first place

    • Spot news first place, third place

  • 2022

    • Best in show

    • Photo story first place

    • Feature first place, third place

    • Portrait first place

  • 2021

    • Feature first place

    • Sports feature first place, third place

    • Portrait second place

    • Feature third place

    • News third place

  • 2020

    • Feature first place

    • Sports first place

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