JaLisha is the program associate for Microenterprise Loans at the NC Rural Center. She is a Durham native and graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with a bachelor’s in chemistry and a minor in global health, culture, and society. Prior to joining the Rural Center, JaLisha was a dedicated AmeriCorps member and spent time working with various nonprofits through the southwestern region of the United States. From there, she returned to assist nonprofits in her native community.
In her volunteer life, she has spent countless hours working with youth and disadvantaged communities. She enjoys filling unclaimed time with traveling, pretending to exercise on social media, and binge watching TV with her fur companion, Jax.