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Rashida Williamson, a native of the Palmetto State of Irmo, South Carolina is a graduating senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. She proudly serves as the 29th Miss Clark Atlanta University for the 2017-2018 scholastic year. She stands firmly on her platform, “T.I.A.R.A.S.”, (Transforming Individuals Above Regularly Accepting Standards) to assist women and men into becoming their own superheroes. She shares her passion to be the driving force for Justice, Love, Peace, and Equality by exemplifying TIARAS.

Ms. Williamson is serving her second term as an SGA Executive Board Officer for the Student Government Association also known as, "The Cultivating Panther Administration”. Prior to, she served as the SGA Executive Board Secretary for the 2016-2017 school year. Ms. Williamson is a prominent member of the Isabella T. Jenkins, Ph.D. Honors and Scholars Program, Dean's List Scholar, and Honoree of the 35th Annual First-Year Academic Awards Program. She received recognition three-times for Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges® program. She served as an ITJ Honors Mentor and recipient of the Red, Black and Gray LEADership Series 2015.

Formally an NCAA Division II student-athlete of Clark Atlanta University Women's Volleyball Team, she also became a two-time SIAC All-Academic honors athlete and four-time Scholar-Athlete. Ms. Williamson also served as Miss Sophomore 2015-2016 and an officer on the Sophomore Class Council. She has served as the HBCU Spotlight Host for the HBCU Queens segment of The HBCU Nation Radio Show and 2015 Charged Up Panel at Morehouse College.

As a student delegate, Ms. Williamson attended the Andrew Young Emerging Leaders Summer Institute launched by the National Black College Alumni (NBCA) Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., Tailor Made Royal Retreat – HBCU Leadership Conference, and three consecutive years at the Clark Atlanta University Student Leadership Institute. She holds membership in Clark Atlanta University Pre-Law Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International District 17, Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society, and Clark Atlanta University Kappa Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society.

Ms. Williamson is a proud member of Clark Atlanta University “Pearl Bearing” Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She actively serves as the Political Awareness and Involvement Chair for her chapter and successfully sphere headed the first “Letters from the Community” Delta Sigma Theta Action Forum to educate on our Georgia Legislators and Legislation. Her national experience was during the 28th Annual Delta Days in The Nation's Capital, and “Deltas Days at the State Capitol” for Georgia.

Ms. Williamson professional experience includes the CBCF Congressional Internship Program with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. She recently served as an intern in the Washington D.C. office of the Honorable John Lewis, U.S. Representative of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia. She served her second-year with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Inc. (GLBC) during the 154th Georgia General Assembly, as Legislative Aide in the office of Senator Dr. Michael A. Rhett, 33rd Georgia State Senate District. During the 2017 Atlanta Mayoral Election, she served on the "Believe 60" campaign committee, as Campaign Scheduler for Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, the 2017 Mayoral Candidate for City of Atlanta, Georgia.

Ms. Williamson has been featured in Clark Atlanta Magazine Spring '16 edition with an exclusive interview about her apprenticeship at the Capitol. She was also mentioned in Her Campus CAU Spring 2016, National HBCU Pre-Law Summit 2016, WGCL-TV CBS46 News – 2017 Home Depot “Retool Your School” Campaign, “Lifting Every Voice” June 2017 Volume I Issue VIII, Black Southern Belle “10 Must-Follow HBCU Queens” Spring 2017, Black Girls Reign, HBCU Spotlight TV 2017, HBCU Buzz, The Panther Newspaper, The AUC Digest, and other media networks.

Upon graduation, Ms. Williamson plans to extend her postgraduate studies in law, public policy, and politics. Ultimately, her plans are to serve the public affairs community, support social activism, and provide professional services through her own management consulting firm.
Posted By: Rashida Williamson
Friday, November 3rd 2017 at 10:57PM
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