Jamerika Haynes has more than ten years’ experience as a journalist and advocate for foster care children, having previously worked for the YMCA of Greater Seattle and the Press Enterprise in Riverside, California. She holds a B.A. in Communication from the Edward. R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University
Jamerika earned a certificate in Public Relations & Strategic Communications from the University of Washington. A native of Tacoma, WA, she has worked as a communications consultant for a number of organizations including the Washington State Department of Social Health & Services, the University of Washington, and numerous non-profits. She also owns and operates Clever Jam Communications, a consulting firm offering strategic communications guidance, motivational speaking, and facilitation to community organizations.