Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Education: History and Political Science, Daemen College
Shamella grew up with the saying, “each one teach one,” and that is exactly what she planned on doing. Growing up in Brooklyn and attending public schools, Shamella always knew she wanted more for herself and others. She had always liked school and wanted to pursue a career in education. As a first-generation college student, it was important to Shamella that she find a way to give back to her community that raised her to become who she is today because of the power of education. In the future, Shamella hopes to work within the Department of Education in curriculum writing to change the way history is taught within schools. Once that is complete, she aspires to write her own black history textbook and earn a PhD while teaching at the college level….Dr. Jeffers is loading!