Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993


My name is DeAundra Allen, I’m a senior at Kansas State and I am interning this summer at the Kansas City Star. I’m originally from Denver, and I grew up with a love for all things college football and basketball. Thanks to my grandma, and the Colorado Buffaloes and Oklahoma Sooners, I have been exposed to sports since an early age. This summer, I hope to sharpen my writing skills and learn how to apply my critical thinking skills to investigative sports reporting. I have some ideas on this, and I believe this summer is the perfect opportunity to put those to the test. With the help of the Star’s superb staff, I think anything could be possible. I also look forward to meeting new people and making new connections. I have never been more excited about an opportunity than I am about the one that awaits me this summer.