WWD Team Feature: Tyesha Ferron
Learn more about WWD's Senior Editor & Writer!
What Is Your Name and Your Job at WWD?
My name is Tyesha Ferron, and I am the senior writer and editor at Women Who Drone.
Tell Us a Little Bit about Yourself.
I’ve always enjoyed discovering new approaches to creativity, even as a child. Language, art, and new technologies are some of the things I’m most passionate about, and I regularly look into these topics in my free time.
Currently, I’m working as a full-time content writer, but my background is in Linguistics and studying languages. I studied Linguistics intending to work in the language learning field but quickly found myself becoming more interested in pursuing writing. After years of freelancing on the side, I eventually decided to make writing my full-time job.
Tell Us about Your WWD Story!
I became a part of the Women Who Drone team after graduating with my bachelor’s in 2018. I discovered the opportunity on LinkedIn and started as an Editorial Intern. At the time, I had very little experience with writing professionally, the drone industry, and the drone community, but I was excited about the opportunity to challenge myself.
Over time, as I became more involved with the team, I started learning more about how far drones have come and all of the exciting things people are doing with them. Since joining WWD, I’ve learned so much about drones, legislation, the drone industry, and the women in the drone community. The community has grown so much since I first became aware of it. It’s been great getting to know the drone community, especially the women. I’ve met some amazing women and seen them do amazing things.
Over the years, I’ve become involved in the drone community in ways I never anticipated. It’s been incredible to see all the different ways women have changed their lives and elevated themselves using drones in science, engineering, photography, videography, business, and entrepreneurship.
What Are Your Best Tricks and Tips for Someone Who Wants to Go Down the Same Career Path as You?
Embracing an unconventional career path is one of the most important lessons I’ve learned. When we’re young, we’re often taught to expect things to be more straightforward, going from college directly into the career we prepared for. However, that’s not always going to be the case, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
If you’re interested in becoming a writer, my best advice is to always look for opportunities to get your work out there, learn new things and grow. Jumping into a subject you’re unfamiliar with can be intimidating, but having the willingness to learn is a valuable skill.
Also, take on opportunities or create your own opportunities to build up your portfolio. Along the way, try to get involved in a community you enjoy. Creating genuine connections makes work so much more fulfilling.
Connect with the Writer
Tyesha Ferron is a writer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Specializing in digital content, Tyesha loves exploring the new ways technology intersects with culture and how drones make things more efficient and accessible for artists, hobbyists, and industry professionals. As a novice drone enthusiast, she continues to be impressed by what the drone community and industry can accomplish.
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