When Nadege Green was a little girl, she would record herself on audio cassette tapes to send to her grandma in Gonaives, Haiti.
In her English-accented Creole she gave her grandma updates on school, expressed grievances involving her annoying big brother, and other mundane randomness. It was a letter on tape.
That's how she and her family in Haiti communicated back then, when cell phones in Haiti's countryside were unheard of.
She didn't realize it at the time, but she was perfecting her public radio voice.
She comes from a print reporter background having covered local governments and politicians behaving badly for the Miami Herald for six years.
At WLRN, Nadege covers social justice issues, the local transgender community and occasionally, dance.
For her, journalism boils down to not only telling the stories of the people who are accessible, but also seeking out the voices we don't hear from, and telling those stories too.
She is a graduate of Barry University where she majored in English with the hope of someday becoming the next great novelist — she’s still working on that dream.