Jamerika Haynes

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. She is currently the reigning titleholder Ms. Evergreen State 2018 through the USA Ambassador (USAA) Pageant. Her USAA service platform is ‘A Chance to Succeed: Empowering Youth in Foster Care.’

In 2015, 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 those working in child welfare.