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CPS Alumni Spotlight - Rising Media Producer

Xiyanna Kellogg is a talented and ambitious producer, and an esteemed alumnus of Cincinnati Public Schools. With a passion for creativity, she's set to make waves in the entertainment industry. Stay tuned for her remarkable journey as a future producer, shaping the world of media with her unique vision and expertise.

What CPS schools did you attend? I attended Shroder High School.

What year did you graduate? 2018

What are you doing now? I am currently an Associate Producer at Townhouse Midwest.

Was there anyone from your time at school who influenced you? Dr. Audley Smith, the school counselor at Shroder High School, was someone who influenced me during my time in school. He believed in me, and that I would go far in life, even when I didn’t believe in myself. It was seeing someone who looked like me, a Black male, that encouraged me to be the best that I can be.

What advice do you have for current students? For current high school students, the advice that I have is to listen, research and be willing to be comfortable in the uncomfortable. 

What’s your favorite school memory? The very last day of school when I didn’t know what was to come but had so many great things going for me.       

What is your favorite Cincinnati staple? Grippos

Where do you live now? Cincinnati 

Fun Fact: I studied abroad in several places including Germany, Tanzania and Canada.