Oshane Thorpe joined ReadyCT in 2022 as the career pathway program manager for the Journalism & Media pathway at Weaver High School, Hartford. He has nine years of experience in education as a professor of mass media, digital media, and social media. Throughout his career, Oshane has created several curricula for media majors, including project-based programs that help students prepare for the workforce. He has created initiatives to streamline the internship program at the American University of the Emirates and supported several hundred interns throughout his tenure as internship supervisor. He is a native of Jamaica.
Oshane obtained his Ph.D. and M.A. in communication from the Communication University of China in Beijing, China. He also received his B.Sc. in Political Science from the University of the West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica). In 2013, he started his teaching career at Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China. He also taught at the American University in the Emirates, the University of Wollongong in Australia, Curtin University in Australia, and Wenzhou Kean University in China. Oshane lives in Plymouth, CT, with his wife, and three children.
“Do not put your faith in what motivates others in the community to pursue their career. Trust your inspiration, and let it guide you where you are meant to be. I am motivated to expose kids to all the opportunities in media and journalism. A career in the media is transformative and will broaden their audience and influence; by working together, we can become the voice of change in our neighborhoods.”