Shemeeka Gentry is a Proposal Writer Manager at PwC in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 9 years of marketing experience with an MBA degree from New York University. She has volunteered with several organizations such as Hosea, Helping Hands, Big Brother and Big Sister, New York Cares, and many others. As someone who grew up in the arts, she understands how vital the arts is when the youth is exposed to it early. Even through her matriculation, her passion and curiosity about the arts never left and she would like to help the community experience this as well. She plans to bring her professional, marketing, and fundraising skills to the organization as well as her passion for the arts and willingness to learn. She is interested in serving on this board because she believes in the mission and is passionate about the lives of the youth and wants to continue to devote her time and talent to making a positive impact in the community by aiding them in the development of self-esteem, self-awareness, leadership, and community service.