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Lailah Berry
Marketing Director, HBCU Connect

Location: Columbus, OH United States
Birthday: Jun 17th
Joined: Jun 8th, 2020
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March 16th, I begrudgingly packed my apartment in Kent, Ohio. I was finishing up my last semester at Kent State University when COVID-19 disrupted life as I knew it. In person classes were cancelled and moved online. The campus closed and all students were asked to pack up and go home immediately. My roommate and I both lost our jobs. My mom was right; after the restaurants closed down and grocery stores were only open during certain times of the day, I realized leaving Kent to live with my family in Columbus was the safest option.
Online classes were a difficult task. Imagine being in a 3 bedroom apartment with 6 people having to take a test and needing complete silence. With the help of my professors, and the Universitiesí swift reaction to the curriculum change I graduated Kent State with my Bachelorís of Science in Educational Studies and Human Services with a minor in Public Relations. My dream is to help companies better represent their brand and grow their reach by sharing my strategies and tactics of social media and public imaging.
Going to Kent State has given me a wide range of skills in communication, business to business relations and more. The internships, writing content, directing social media and event planning has also helped me greater understand marketing and public relations strategies.
Current Whereabouts:
Practicing mindfulness and meditation! Author of my own Ebooks! During the quarantine I have: Learned indoor gardening Taught my little sisters yoga Read over 50 books
Life & Professional Aspirations:
For my business: Develop a unique marketing tactic that will generate consistent clients to purchase my mental health books For my life: Generating multiple streams of income, obtaining financial freedom and learning how to indoor garden.
Education   (request update)
Kent State University class of 2020
Undergrad Major: Education Administration
Claim To Fame:
Owner of LB Wigs LLC! I was the stylist for most of the campuses' events: I made and styled the wigs for Black Homecoming, Panel events etc.
Most Memorable Moment:
My most memorable moment of college was winning the 50th annual May 4th Activist Scholarship for my articles written on social justice.
High School: Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, MD class of 2015
Activities & Accomplishments:
Varsity Swim Team Women of Excellence Mentor Group Choir
Best Memories:
My best high school memory was going to my last homecoming game, I felt like I'd done so much.
I currently work with HBCU Connect as Marketing Director
I have 4 years of experience working in the Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations industry.
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