Jerricha is a joint degree candidate (JD/MSW) at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She received her B.A. from McKendree University in May 2015. During her time at McKendree, Jerricha completed a research project titled Realistic and Symbolic Threats and their Impact on Racial Attitudes that was published in McKendree’s Scholars: Undergraduate Research Journal Spring 2015 Edition. Also, she had the honor of presenting this research at the Illinois-Iowa Undergraduate Psychology Empirical Research Conference in 2015.
After receiving her B.A. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Jerricha worked as a social service professional and advanced in rank from a direct support position to social work supervisor. A zealous advocate for social justice, her desire to make positive changes in the lives of the underprivileged led her to law school. Jerricha wishes to use the skills she developed in her professional and academic background to build on her present legal training so that she may expand her ability to help improve the lives of the disadvantaged. She is an active member in the Black Law Student Association and Women of Diversity.
On the weekends, don't be surprised to find Jerricha catching up on her favorite shows on Hulu, watching obscure documentaries on Netflix, or listening to her beloved podcasts.