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Shatoyia Jones

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Shatoyia Jones, reigning Ms. Massachusetts 2019 AWOS, is a social systems entrepreneur and educator, motivational speaker, social good lifestyle blogger, budding podcast host, philosopher and model.

Growing up in a small, poor city in Louisiana where the ¨hustle and respect¨ is more important than financial stability and self-development, she is forever grateful for being privileged to attend one of the most elite colleges in the U.S. With a newfound passion for providing access to basic needs and education, as well as facilitating profound discussions on humanity, poverty and poverty alleviation, and holistic health - mental health, her philosophies have become her lifestyle.

She currently serves as Founder and CEO of Ordinary x Influence, a social enterprise helping change makers build initiatives and businesses for sustainable impact and ethical practice, profitability, and scalability, Founder of First Ladies of Poverty Foundation & First Ladies of Poverty TV, and Education / Leadership Consultant with Crimson Education , recently being selected to provide press coverage to a conference entitled: Improving the Outcomes of Students Living in Trauma and Poverty and press coverage for Her Campus Conference: Empower in NYC June 2019. With a passion to discovering the formula for making the resources for alleviating poverty accessible to under-served communities seeking assistance via a philosophical lens, she has served in the educational system for 13+ years, recently being selected to serve as the sole project leader and volunteer for a literacy project in Costa Rica, Youth Engagement Specialist for Self/Dial AmeriCorps, Guest Workshop Host for Consortium for High Achieving Students of Color at Trinity College, Special Guest at MIT Innovation Conference and Harambe Seed Funding Event at Harvard Business, and Bi-lingual Mentor and Discussion Leader for GPI US, US Performing Arts Camp and Institute for Training and Development.

Subjects of Expertise includes but are not limited to: English; Religion; Philosophy; Psychology; Art and Art History; Theater and Dance; Film and Media; Communications; Marketing & Outreach; Management; Public Service; Public Speaking; NonProfit; Humanitarian; Project Management; Social Systems & Poverty

Awards and Honors:

2019

HerConference Empower 2019 Special Guest and Media
Girl Behind the Look: Body Positivity and Confidence Guest Speaker, Topic: Confidence 101: Love Yourself First
Next Gen Summit Scholarship Recipient and Media/Press
i.Invest Judge and Mentor for 2019 i.Invest Competition
Whatever It Takes (WIT) Volunteer Coach/Mentor
Guest Speaker at Amherst Rotary
Special Guest at Harambe Seed Fun, Harvard Business
?Invited as Watson Institute Scholar
Partnership with Desiree Talley Law, Group PLLC
Press for Collaborative of Educational Services: Improving Outcomes for Students Living in Poverty and Trauma
Ms. America Woman of Service Massachusetts 2019
Royalty Experience NYFW Model & Guest Speaker
Her Campus Campus Trendsetter
College Fashion Week Model
?Miss Black America Massachusetts 2018-2019

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    July 21, 1997

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The First Lady of Poverty: Healing & Humanity

What is the Occupation of Shatoyia Jones

Founder and CEO of Ordinary x Influence Founder and CEO of The First Ladies of Poverty Foundation Educational and Leadership Consultant for Crimson Education Admissions Associate at Academy Hill Founder of Princessa de la Paz, lifestyle, style blog

Which School Did Shatoyia Jones Attend?

Amherst College: studying English; Concentration: Comparative Performance Arts & Communications

Why start competing in pageants

I have never competed in pageants. I always thought they were superficial and unnecessary (kinda like the one in Beyonce's "Pretty Hurts") and I never had the interest. It was only until I was nominated for Miss Black America 2018 (which I didn't know existed before the nomination) that I took a closer look at this particular organization and decided it was about beauty, brains, and talent, and there was also opportunity to grow professionally and personally, advocating for the causes I am passionate about and establishing a platform to carry out my public service goals on a larger scale. I was Miss National Honor Society in high school (also nominated for Miss Spanish, but I had to choose one title), so I'm not completely distanced from the "pageant scene," but I have never been in anything like this. I'm excited for the opportunities and the possibilities that will be presented before me to do what I love with the support of some of the world and this empowering organization. Update: I recently competed in Miss Black America and have come to realize the platform pageants give for pageant queens to spread awareness about, gain support, and actively do something about the social issues they care about most.

FUN FACTS about Shatoyia Jones

I designed my own evening gown for Miss Black America. I belly dance and social dance. I play the violin.

What is the Nationality of Shatoyia Jones

African American: Louisiana Creole

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