Jakyra is a graduate of New Hope Academy Charter School and the YWCA Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP) participant, who grew up right here in York City. Jakyra later earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy, with double minors in Biology and Mathematics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). In the previous summers, Jakyra has returned to the YWCA QOP, as a presenter during the Dream It Be It Weekend camp at Camp Cann-Edi-On. She has served as a mentor to talk to the next generation of youth about the importance of women in science.
As her journey led her to the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona, she began taking on several leadership positions. Previously, she has also volunteered her time teaching financial literacy classes through the YWCA Metropolitan Area throughout the East Valley in the Phoenix, AZ. Jakyra joined Bro2Go Inc. and currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for the York Chapter. Hoping to embody resilience and determination she hopes to inspire those of disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue their dreams, regardless of given circumstances.