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Marcus Garvey Cultural Center: Meet Jenae Jiner!


Jenae JinerJenae Jiner
September 20, 2021

My name is Jenae Jiner, a fourth-year student at UNC. I am so excited to be back on campus and finish my senior year in person, though it has been a little difficult getting used to in-person classes again! Currently, I am double majoring in Criminal Justice and Communication studies as I enjoy learning about behavioral sciences and community issues.

I plan to use my degree to help non-profit organizations with community development. I want to inspire communities to live healthier lifestyles and educate themselves on laws that are affecting their community. Many low-income and impoverished communities suffer because they do not know how to create a better life for themselves. I think it is important that we have people in this world like myself, that care to educate communities and provide growth opportunities. I believe many families will benefit from different community programs like sex education and protection, parenting classes, infant development, tutoring and after-school programs.

All these programs can help transform some of the inequitable injustices that have marginalized minorities across the world. I plan to attend UNC to get my master's in Community Health education. I think that this will be the final set in my destination to serve my communities.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.” -Pericles

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