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Deja Jenkins

Student at Knox College majoring in Creative Writing, minoring in Psychology
Award-winning playwright passionate about health and education advocacy, volunteering, as well as becoming involved with more nonprofit organizations. Skilled in writing, proofreading, filing, and editing (both written words and video).
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Deja Jenkins of Chicago, IL attends Diversity Abroad Summit

Deja Jenkins of Chicago, IL attended the 2019 Diversity Abroad Global Student Leadership Summit in Boston and had the opportunity to network with professionals, engage in critical dialogue about st...

October, 16 2019 - Verified by Knox College
Deja Jenkins '19 Interns with Local Nonprofit through Mellon Foundation Grant

Deja Jenkins '19 has been using a Mellon Foundation Grant to intern with the National Association for the Exchance of Industrial Resources (NAEIR), a Galesburg-based nonprofit that offers discount ...

February, 12 2018 - Verified by Knox College
Deja Jenkins Is Among 2017 Mellon Scholars Pursuing Internships and Research

More than 30 Knox College students, including Deja Jenkins, undertook internships, community service, or other research and creative work with the help of Mellon Experiential Learning Fellowships. ...

February, 08 2018 - Verified by Knox College
Deja Jenkins Named to Dean's List for Fall 2015

Deja Jenkins has been named to the Knox College Dean's List of distinguished students for the 2015 Fall Term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in the ...

October, 06 2017 - Verified by Knox College
Deja Jenkins Named to Dean's List for Spring 2016

Deja Jenkins has been named to the Knox College Dean's List of distinguished students for the 2016 Spring Term. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must have earned at least 2.5 credits in th...

October, 06 2017 - Verified by Knox College
Deja Jenkins was recognized for an academic award or honor
Davenport Prize in Playwriting 2017 1st place
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Deja Jenkins was recognized for an academic award or honor
Davenport Prize in Playwriting 2017 1st place
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Deja Jenkins was recognized for earning an academic award
Knox Mellon Fellowship Grant
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Young Company
Sound Crew, served as Chief for one year
Whitney Young Magnet School
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JusticeCorps Fellow at Illinois JusticeCorps
August 2019 - Present
Social Media/Communications Intern at NAEIR
June 2017 - December 2017
Copyeditor for TKS at Knox College

Copyedit weekly submissions to the schools newspaper

April 2017 - October 2017
Student Administrative Assistant at Knox College
• Answer phone calls and • Perform various administrative tasks as needed • Update files of alumni and friend of the college • Research death notices and obituaries • Collect, sort, and deliver mail
January 2017 - Present
Teaching Assistant at Knox College

ENG 207 Beginning Fiction Writing
ENG/THTR 209 Beginning Playwriting
PREC 138 Sexualities in Contemporary Media

January 2017 - November 2018
Advancement Administrative Assistant at Knox College
Answer phone calls Perform various administrative tasks as needed Update files of alumni and friend of the college Research death notices and obituaries Collect, sort, and deliver mail
January 2017 - Present
Teleambassador at Knox College

Call prospective students to provide information about the college/potential visits
Follow-up email correspondence

June 2016 - June 2017
Audio/Visual Department Student Manager at Knox College

Assist in the set up, operation, and repair of audio/visual equipment on campus
Recording and editing campus events for distribution/archiving
Various administrative/clerical tasks as needed
Convert media (VHS to DVD, cassette to CD, etc.)
Checking out equipment to patrons using online software
Answering the phone and taking messages

September 2015 - Present
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