Meet Our Community Initiatives Intern

We sat down with our Community Initiatives Intern, Jacquita Johnson. Learn more from her Q & A session below!

 

Name: Jacquita N. Johnson

Hometown: Little Rock, AR

School Attended: Bachelor of Science from Texas Southern University in Health and Administration in 2017

What brought you to the Foodbank? After returning from Peace Corps South Africa as a Health Volunteer in March, I discovered the Community Initiatives Intern position and thought it perfectly aligned with my interest of health promotion, increasing accessibility for community members and building relationships.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned while at the Foodbank? The most valuable thing I’ve learned is how to develop and maintain professional connections and Excel.

What’s the funniest intern moment you had while at the Foodbank? I was traveling to Elaine, AR for a Mobile Food Distribution with Regina, Erica and Lauren and a family of baby raccoons ran across the street in front of us while Regina was driving. Her reaction was hilarious, I wish I would have caught it on camera!

What’s next for you? I will be attending Texas A&M University’s Master of Public Health Program in Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences. I am looking forward to serving as a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Health Promotions and being a 2020-2021 Ambassador for the School of Public Health.

Thank you, Jacquita, for all of your hard work for the Foodbank!