At Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable, we are creating a culture of being intentional and inclusive about supporting intergenerational engagement and movement-building. So we’ve brought in our first group of college students who came to us inspired, passionate and ready to help change the world for the better. They have helped us to redefine who we are and how we present ourselves as an organization. They have challenged us, energized us, shared their creativity and taught us a few of their new tricks along the way. And in the middle of all that, they’ve canvassed door-to-door across the state, helped trained new advocates, attended rallies, promoted the 2020 Census and so much more. Here’s a closer look at our merry band of interns.
Ruby Pollock is a senior political science major from Puckett, Mississippi who attends Jackson State University.
Along with being a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Ruby also currently serves as the 2020-2021 president of Essence of a Lady Tiger. She is also a member of many other organizations on campus.
After graduating, she plans on attending law school to become a criminal defense attorney.
Shamya Green is a Spring 2020 graduate of The University of Alabama, where she earned her B.A. in Communications and Informations Sciences.
Shamya majored in public relations. She loves PR because there are endless possibilities in the industry. She also enjoys using her research and communication skills to help further the advancement of the PR industry. Shamya believes that there is always something new to learn.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, listening to music, and watching Alabama football. Her dream job is to own a PR firm specializing in media relations.
Kameron Robinson is a graduate of Jim Hill High School in Jackson, Mississippi, and is currently a sophomore at Hinds Community College.
Kameron has always had an affinity for numbers and formulas so he is using his passion to pursue a degree in chemistry with plans to attend Pharmacy School and become a Pharmacist. His passion for social justice was inspired while he was a high school student and was exposed to the inequities faced by black and brown people in our education and criminal justice systems.
Kameron loves to play baseball, listen to music, and hang out with his friends.
”Y’Sonni Pressley is a freshman kinesiology major at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
With her degree, she hopes to become a physical therapist. Social justice and social change are something she is passionate about and she believes there is a way to restore humanity and remove institutional power. She has extensive experience in speaking on topics that plague the black community from her high school Speech & Debate career.
Her other interests are softball, art, and mental health awareness in the African-American community. She is excited for this opportunity to see what is being done to help first hand. ”