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Jerrica is an Arkansas native with the accent to prove it. She grew up sitting next to her family in the second left pew of her local Baptist church. She also has a deep love for student ministry and helping teens grow in their relationship with Christ while they help keep her young.

Jerrica is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas with a B.A. in African American studies, communication, and journalism. She also holds an associate degree in baking and pastry arts from the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

Jerrica’s passion for social justice, particularly racial justice, is informed by her faith and the desire to help shape a world where the image of God that we all bear is affirmed not only in how we view ourselves, but also in how we treat one another. While at Sojourners, she hopes to build practical skills that can be utilized to support social justice organizations and movements.

Jerrica is a huge Marvel and sci-fi fan. She considers meeting Stan Lee to be the epitome of her nerd existence. In her free time, she likes to read, bake while dancing around the kitchen, and craft cosplay designs for comic conventions.