Jamil Rashad Ragland was born in Groton, CT and has lived in the greater Hartford area for his entire life. He works at Wesleyan University as an Assistant Registrar, and is the father of a beautiful nine year old boy named Gabriel. His son is his pride and joy, and the inspiration for the work that he does in his community. Jamil has worked with WNPR, the Hartford Courant, Real Art Ways and volunteered with several local organizations to help make positive changes in the city of Hartford.
Jamil loves words. He’s been writing since he was a child, starting with stories about Star Trek and anime. He branched out into nonfiction writing with recurring Op-Eds in the Courant, which led to connections at WNPR and the Radius Project, a five-part podcast which explores the city of Hartford. He recently launched a blog with his friend, Gene Glotzer, called Nutmegger Daily. Jamil hopes someday to put his love of words to full-time use, but in the meantime enjoys writing for his blog and various other outlets in the city. Words mater, so use them wisely!