About The Author



Founder and author of The West Augustine News Connection is S Rodney, known to family, friends and neighbors as Sina. 

She is a proud West Augustine resident, a former St. Augustine High School student, and a former Linconville resident, who is passionate about helping others and making sure that everyone in our community gets to follow their passions in life and receive the respect they deserve no matter the color of their skin or their economic background.

Rodney graduated Summa Cum Laude from William Paterson University, where she received a B.A.  degree in Communication with a concentration in journalism and a focus on politics, law and advocacy. She received the university's Award for Excellence in Journalism.

After graduation she worked for the Children's Defense Fund in Manhattan, which is founded by Marian Wright Edelman, one of the South's great civil right's activists and children's advocates. 

Since graduation Rodney has authored several successful blogs all while working on her own novels and raising her five children.

She is currently a parent representative at the Community Leadership Council and at the Executive Cabinet for the Community Partnership Schools at The Webster School in St. Augustine, Florida.