Jada Olsen (she/her/hers) is a Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholar at American University. As a senior, she is culminating her studies in Sociology with a double minor in Communications and African-American Studies. She was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This semester, she is the Latinos and Society Program’s Undergraduate Intern. She began her work in communications in high school when she founded her own social justice organization, Educate Ya Self, focusing on media relations, community outreach, and social media. Since then, she has worked as the brand specialist for the Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program, and as a marketing intern for Delta Dental of Minnesota doing similar work.
In her free time, Jada enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, writing, and baking.