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Jaronda M.

Executive Director
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Biography

PERSONAL

I always felt that I had a story to tell. Over time, I not only wanted to tell my story, but the stories of others as well. Personally, I am sharing parts of my life that I believe will inspire and guide others to take similar or dissimilar paths. Also, I am building a platform that will amplify the lives, experiences and voices of people who desire to be heard. For the past two decades I have worked to be an advocate for black and brown peoples, particularly those who happen to be women.

My passion lies in empowering people in my global community to find internal and external resources to become and enhance their lives (and to walk into whatever magic they can and will posses!)

PROFESSIONAL

My Ph.D. was earned in Sociology at Northeastern University and I received my M.S. in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Most importantly, I proudly holder of a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College. My scholarship and community engagement work include topics and issues related to Black Womanism and empowerment, financial literacy, educational stratification, race and ethnic relations, social justice advocacy, mentoring relationships, and community outreach. I am an aspiring author, seasoned public speaker, non-profit director, advocate, podcast host and producer.