“The Jackie Robinson Foundation is not merely a program for students to receive tuition assistance. JRF is a family that raises all of its Scholars to be the best humans possible. We are taught to be well-rounded, compassionate contributors to the world around us.”
This summer, Shaquilla interned at Sports Illustrated in New York City. The experience exposed her to current trends and practices in the journalism and magazine industry. The program reinforced Shaquilla’s desire to become a writer and taught her the interdisciplinary nature of journalism. Shaquilla was aslo elected Programming Chair of the Phillips Brooks House Association; and named Sports Editor of the Harvard Independent.
As Programming Chair of the Phillips Brooks House Association, the largest student-run non-profit organization on Harvard’s campus, Shaquilla led the day-to-day support for program directors and longterm programming visioning. She also volunteered for the Keylatch After School Program and the Keylatch Mentoring Program under the Phillips Brooks House Association.