Jessiona was a Psychology major and African and African-American Studies minor. She was the former director of programming for the Black Student Union and is an avid believer in dedicating time to community service efforts. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her spare time, Jessiona volunteers at local schools in the New Orleans area. In the future, she hopes to become an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps member.
Phone: Terrebonne Parish Community Center Developing a community center in Terrebonne Parish has been a lifelong dream of Jessionas. While the future currently lies in the hands of a select few that have been granted numerous opportunities to reach their goals as a result of wealth, time invested by others, and mere chance, there is wasted talent and capacity in Terrebonne Parish. Through her efforts, Jessiona is working to reverse this trend and decrease the number of teens that are victims of the school to prison pipeline, suicide, dropping out, and teenage pregnancies. As an individual that almost slipped through the cracks herself, she knows firsthand how important it is to know that someone cares for you and will invest their time into helping you reach your goals. Jessiona hopes to change a young persons perspective on his or her future by opening the community center that provides mentorship, mental health assistance, and positive outlets for teens, and give back to those who made sacrifices for her.