Miss University of the District of Columbia 2013 - 2014
Wanda D. Jenkins, started her life in Washington, North Carolina, and then relocated to Washington, DC. In 1982, she graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC, she majored in Theatre. After High School she attended PTC Institute as a Nursing Student, graduated with honors. She was a part of W A I T improvisational Theatre Group with Planned Parenthood. She did numerous shows in the Metropolitan area, and several radio shows. In 2011, she began her college studies at the University of the District of Columbia, were she is studying Public Health.
She has be a very active student on and off the campus. She has been able to network and collaborate with campus life and campus community life well.
She is a creative entrepreneur, of several businesses Sky's the Limit Consulting, LLC, and Epiphany Treasures Jewelry, and produces annual sister to sister conferences. And she has produced several conferences, forums and seminars, focus groups and numerous workshops. Dealing with Domestic Violence and Empowerment this unique combination has fostered in Ms. Jenkins both passion and expertise to effectively address issues of family violence, substance abuse, and to assist individuals with special needs. Her efforts have touched many. She has used her own challenging life experience as a wellspring of knowledge and empathy that she has skillfully combined with over 27 years of professional experience in community and social services. In the spring of 2015 Ms. Jenkins plans to anticipate graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Health.
Wanda will to continue her education at the University of the District of Columbia with a Master in Rehabilitation Counseling, also to become a sign language interpreter.
Wanda plans to use her Public Health Degree in educating and bringing awareness to all areas of Behavioral Health Issues. Being example for others to want to help and change lives forever.
In her leisure time, she enjoys sharing time with her family, and going to worship at Macedonia Baptist Church, she also volunteers to help with organizing their annual Health and Wellness Fairs. She loves listening to gospel and jazz, reading and making jewelry.
Wanda is humble to have been selected as Miss University of the District of Columbia 2013. During her reign, she plans to execute her platform " Stay Safe and Healthy", with this platform, she will bring awareness on Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, HIV/AIDS on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia, and in the metropolitan community. Wanda wants everyone to pay it forward whatever you received from this life give it back.