JaCori Gambrell is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina, hailing from Greenville, SC. She graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health with a minor in Business Administration. She also graduated with Leadership Distinction in Professional and Civic Engagement due to her numerous student leadership positions and internship experiences. She is a proud Spring 2017 initiate of the Iota Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
“Our lives began to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
What are you passionate about and at what point/incident in your life did you recognize this passion is the key to your true path?
"I am passionate about standing up for the voiceless and advocating for the civil rights of marginalized people. I found my passion as a freshman at USC when I first join the student organization, the Association of African American Students or AAAS. As President of AAAS, I ensured the voices of black students were heard by university administration and students of the majority while being unapologetic about our culture."
How do you use your passion to illuminate change in the world?
"I use my passion by entering in to white spaces and bringing other minorities to the table to hold conversations and discussions to bring about change at the university and in the community."
If you could leave one lasting impression on others what would it be and why?
"I want my support for the African American community and uplifting others to be their best selves to be my lasting impression on those around I encounter. I always strive to support and celebrate my young African Americans making a difference and reaching their goals."