Shaquilla graduated from Harvard University in May 2016 with a degree in Social Studies and focused on African-American women in the media. Shaquilla is passionate about journalism and public service, and her undergraduate experiences combined both passions. At Harvard, Shaquilla was the editor-in-chief of the Harvard Independent, a weekly newspaper, and an officer for three years at the Phillips Brooks House Association, an umbrella non-profit with over 80 programs serving people in Boston and Cambridge. Shaquilla also served as a senior...
Harvard Public Service Academy Certified Tutor and Mentor, Keylatch Summer Program Director (Spring/Summer 2013), Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program Director (Spring/Sumemr 2015), Keylatch After School Tutor (Fall 2012 - Spring 2016)
Princeton in Africa | AWARD, Communications Intern
2016 - Present
Work with the senior communications director to maintain and update AWARD's communications systems; maintain the executive director's blog; create content for AWARD's various media sites; write reports outlining the initiatives of AWARD's phase III programming; conduct major donor research and create engagement strategies.
As a Princeton in Africa Fellow: create 3-month and 6-month reports on fellowship experience and be an ambassador of the program
The GreenLight Fund, Fund Development Fellow
2016 - 2016
Assisted the Senior Advisor with key development tasks including revamping the organization’s internal Salesforce training manual, create Salesforce training videos, developed a training for the Salesforce1 mobile app; reconcile major donations over the last five years; maintain data integrity through major Salesforce cleanup and streamlining of processes; provide event planning support on key fundraising events; and assisted editing internal and external communications pieces.
Sports Illustrated, Editorial Intern
2014 - 2014
Assisted Sports Illustrated staff with fact checking and research; pitch content for online and print platforms; special reporting for the Where Are They Now and 60th Anniversary issues; had two articles published online