Kuba Shand-Baptiste is a British journalist. She is a Commissioning Editor on The Independent's Voices desk and is responsible for overseeing content related to politics, popular culture, and social justice. She also has her own weekly op-ed column.
Early Life & Education
Kuba Shand-Baptiste attended Queens Park Community School. Subsequently, she completed two years at Richmond upon Thames College. Afterwards she received her Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature (with first-degree honors) at University of Kent. She later earned a Master's degree in Newspaper Journalism from City, University London.
While studying at the University of Kent, she worked alongside journalist and curator Hannah Pool, as well as British Academy of Film and Television Arts award nominee Paulette Randall to source talent and material for the Southbank Centre showcase 'Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' exhibition. She also wrote articles for Inquire Media Group's news site and newspaper.