Jayonna Craig is from Springfield, IL currently attending Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville majoring in Nursing with a minor in Psychology. She is a first generation college student, and is a proud member of the Epsilon Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Incorporated. In her free time, Jayonna loves to talk to her family and catch up on tv shows and movies. 


Hannah Holmes is from Memphis, TN and is a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville majoring in Biology on the Pre-Med track with a minor in black studies. Hannah is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and National Association of Colored Women’s Club. Hannah plans on pursuing a career as a neurosurgeon. She is very passionate about neuroscience & is a big advocate for mental health issues especially in the African American community. She hopes to do research while in practice about certain mental illness to help the black community. In her free time, Hannah enjoys creative forms of expression such as sewing and crafts during my free time!

Jaala Taylor is from St. Louis, MO and is currently studying at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville which has one of the most prestigious Nursing programs that she is in, and she is minoring in Nutrition. She is grateful to be in one of the top Nursing programs and values the importance of nutrition in her life. Jaala is also a Resident Assistant who works for University Housing in which she collaborates with supervisors, staff, and residents every day. She has developed a wide variety of skills and grown in so many ways through this position. Her goals are to share her love and light with others to show them that when you have faith in yourself, you can do anything through Christ. Jaala is from Missouri and is always ready to improve her capabilities. While at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Jaala has been honored to be in organizations such as the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Residential Life, National Residence Hall Honorary, Student Nursing Achievement Program, and Females of African-Descent Modeling Excellence. She has recently received the honor of being recognized for her contribution to University Housing, by being nominated the Resident Assistant of the Year Award for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 school year. Jaala’s goal as a future nurse with a minor in nutrition, is to teach others that health is wealth, and it starts with the right mindset. She wants young African Americans like herself to affirm success into their lives and believe it so they can achieve it.


Jordan Washington is from St. Louis, MO and is currently a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville studying Public Health. Jordan is a part of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, National Association of Colored Women’s Club, mentor for middle school children in the Illinois area, as well as a college ambassador for Black Girls Health Foundation. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school for speech therapy. Her goal as a speech therapist is to work with children who have autism as well as newborns and their families in the NICU. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and making candles in her free time.

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