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Terrell J. Starr

AlterNet
Senior Editor
@russian_starr
Terrell J. Starr is a Senior Editor at AlterNet. His journalism experience includes public radio, social media, magazines, photography and online reporting. Fluent in SEO and social media best practices, his skill of using social media in his reporting has lead to him breaking several national stories. Starr has a bachelor's degree in English from Philander Smith College and an M.S. in Editorial Journalism and M.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also Fulbright Journalism Scholar (Ukraine 2009-2010) and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Georgia 2003-2005). He lived in Eastern Europe for four years, including Russia, Ukraine, and Georgia. He has also completed advanced language schools in the Georgian and Russian languages in Tbilisi, Georgia and Kiev, Ukraine. His freelance work has appeared in the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, The Root and other publications. By the way, he wrote about how he met his birth father on Facebook at the age of 29! Their story was featured on "Today" show.