Marianique is currently the noncommissioned officer in charge of product development at Air Force News Services, Defense Media Activity, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. In this capacity, she leads world-wide traveling teams that capture, edit and publish products supporting Air Force senior leaders’ communication goals as well as maintain, update and conduct final quality control on all af.mil senior leader biographies, stories, and website pages. She has served in the Air Force for almost nine years as a public affairs specialist, journalist, and multimedia producer, garnering awards in writing, photography and video production at the major command, Air Force and Department of Defense levels, including Air Force Photographer of the Year in 2015 and 2017.
Marianique is well versed in the tactical and strategic levels of communication. She worked as a tactician at the base-level overseas and documentation as a combat cameraman. At the strategic messaging level, she’s worked on videos directly for the Secretary of the Air Force and graphics projects for the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.
Marianique holds an associate’s degree in Public Affairs and is finishing her bachelor’s in communications in 2020. She attended the world-renowned photography workshop, the Eddie Adams Workshop, wherein only 100 participants are selected all over the world every year based on their portfolio submissions. She is also a graduate of the highly-selective Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University, New York, where she won 1st place for the Associated Collegiate Press’ Pacemaker Award for Feature Photography. Her photos have been published in multiple books and publications. She was also the Photography winner of the 2019 Adobe Creative Awards for her coverage of the last presidential inauguration.
Marianique has produced and edited print, graphics, and multimedia products with Adobe software throughout her career, both on Mac and Windows. She has mentored in multiple civilian and military photography workshops. In her free time, Marianique continues to pursue her academic endeavors, improve her craft, as well as practice traditional art and cooking as a form of relaxation.