🌟 Rising Stars Spotlight: Jana' Boyd🌟
Jana Boyd currently serves as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Communications Graduate Assistant. A Former student-athlete, Jana graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design. It was when Jana’ recently had to adapt to a new role at the CIAA where she learned to always take challenges as a new opportunity for personal growth.
Why did you join Women Leaders in College Sports?
I found out from my supervisor about Women Leaders in College Sports and she is an advocate for Women’s Empowerment, so I felt that this would be a great way to connect with like minded women. In addition, I wanted to find women who are my age and hope to make a difference in the world.
Who would you recommend following on social media?
@kashmirviii on Instagram, she is an artist and I love her work! She motivates me to become a better artist and entrepreneur.
@kelsierochellemoore and @randirossario are both on Instagram. They motivate me to keep pushing and stay positive when things get hard.
What is one way you're looking forward to challenging yourself this year?
I am actually challenging myself this year to do 10 things outside of my comfort zone. So far, I'm at 4!
- I flew on a plane by myself to Indianapolis, IN!
- I want to travel more and so far I have been to Indianapolis, IN for the NCAA Emerging Leaders’ Summit, Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach.
- I gained more clients for my business! If you need any graphics, photos, videos, or paintings feel free to follow me on Instagram @_aliyajana
I found love!
Coffee or Tea?
I love both, but I definitely could go for a caramel frappe!
What is your favorite quote?
I really love quotes! My top two include:
"Trust the Process"
"Never chase what you want. Elevate your game until your wants chase you"
What are some of your bucket list items?
- Work for the NFL doing photography or graphics
- Travel to New Orleans and Tahiti
- Attend a Jazmine Sullivan Concert
Who is your #BecauseOf? Who helped you become the rock-star leader you are today?
I am who I am #BecauseOf my parents. Both have been very supportive of my decisions and rarely missed any of my games. They push me to be a better person and stay positive.