Michelle Z Walker

Content & Production Specialist

Michelle was born and raised in sunny Florida. Before joining the WFIT team, she spent time living and working nomadically in remote locations across the country. She has zigzagged the U.S. traveling out to the redwood forests of California, over to the tip of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire and many places in-between.

Eventually Michelle found her way back to Florida. She wandered into WFIT one fateful day, beginning her career at the station as a volunteer. She was thrilled to join the staff in early 2011. During this time, she began producing WFIT’s International Student Spotlight, an ongoing series dedicated to celebrating college campus diversity. Working with the students on this series has provided Michelle with glimpses into cultures of such far flung places as Ethiopia, Brazil, India, China, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad. Her work on this series earned WFIT a 2011 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award in audiovisual communication.

Another highlight of Michelle’s career at WFIT was her coverage of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition. She hiked along with expedition members at different points throughout their journey, back country camping and experiencing wild Florida.

Michelle has fallen in love with the creative storytelling process and looks for any opportunity to evolve as a reporter/producer. In 2012 she was selected among ten other up-and-coming public radio reporters to participate in Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) reporter training at WHYY in Philadelphia. She also regularly participates in NPR training webinars.

Michelle has a passion for traveling and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors.

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Science
11:56 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Sea Voyage Provides Learning Experience For FL Tech Students

Holly Sweat and Dr. George Maul prepare to deploy the sonar device.

A recent collaboration between Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association and FL Tech took place aboard the 85 ft. Thunderforce. WFIT’s Terri Wright and Michelle Walker were along for the outing. Here, in part two of our look at this excursion, we explore the role of FL Tech faculty and students.

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WFIT Features
12:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

A Day Aboard Thunderforce

WFIT's Michelle Walker & Terri Wright aboard Thunderforce.

Early one overcast morning, WFIT General Manager, Terri Wright and I met up with a group of scientists and members of the Sebastian Inlet Sportfishing Association (SISA) at a marina near Sebastian Inlet.

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Environment and Science
12:03 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Expedition Reaches Destination; Wildlife Corridor Work Continues

Expedition members Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, Elam Stoltzfus, Carlton Ward JR., & Joe Guthrie

Blistered and bug-bitten, a group of conservationists reached their destination of Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southern Georgia, on Earth Day. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team set out back in January, at the southern tip of Florida in the Everglades National Park. They made their way up through the sunshine state on foot, by paddle and occasionally on horseback. Their goal has been to garner attention for a vision to link Florida’s already existing protected natural areas, to lands with the potential to be protected.

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International Student Spotlight
7:51 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

International Student Spotlight: India

Jaya's henna-painted hands.

Jaya Pathak, originally from India, shares her insights about cultural diversity, integration and traditions. Also included here is a special online extra, in which Jaya speaks about the festivals of India.

Support WFIT
12:23 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Spring Into Support For WFIT

In this spring season your local public radio station is unfurling exciting new growth for you, our fans and supporters. WFIT’s renewed website is blossoming with fresh features and content including live streaming, a cycling slideshow and social media interactivity.

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