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Quana Washington

Hometown: Houston Texas

Education: Current 2nd year graduate student at Texas Southern University for Executive Master’s in Business Administration

Bachelors of Science Degree with a major in Behavioral Science from University of Houston (Clear Lake)

Brazosport College

Columbia High School

Platform Issue: Childhood Literacy- A child must learn to read before they can read to learn.

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a master’s degree from Texas Southern University through the EMBA program, apply for my doctorates, and open my very own nonprofit learning center.

Leadership Roles: Three year Site Coordinator for the nation’s largest dropout prevention program;  Member of the Emerging Leaders Society for United Way, Speaker and advocate at former high school for teen moms.

Accomplishments: First generation college graduate.

Interesting Facts: One of twelve siblings.

Employment: Fourth Grade English Language Arts Teacher and Seasonal Reading Clinician at Linda-Mood-Bell Processes Center.

How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations? The world I come from has shaped my dreams and aspirations by allowing me to truly understand anything is possible as long as I work hard, believe in myself, and focus on educating myself. Coming from poverty and a grandmother that raised me showed me that it takes a village to help anyone reach their goals, Though I was able to beat the odds and rise above being another statistic, the world I came from made me realize how important it is to reach back and help others in need.

Of all the ways you can succeed in life, why have you chosen to succeed in the Miss Black Houston Pageant: I chose to succeed in the Miss Black Houston Pageant, because I am ready to do more within the community I grew up in while also showing others the importance of advocating for the things you are passionate about.

What social issue besides your platform will have the greatest impact on your generation and why: Social media will have the greatest impact on my generation because it has so much influence on everyday life; Such as low-self-esteem due to comparing our life with others that are portrayed to be perfect via social media.

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