Jhmira Alexander, MPA is the president and executive director of Public Narrative, Chicago's Premier Communications, and Media Literacy Resource. Jhmira is also an adjunct lecturer at Medill, teaching Foundations of Interactive Journalism. She is a trained journalist committed to improving community health and well-being through media and civic engagement. Under her leadership, Public Narrative uses storytelling to implement narrative change strategies addressing harmful narratives related to public safety, health, and education. Jhmira is a resourceful, solutions-oriented visionary and social impact leader highly skilled in diverse stakeholder engagement. She is an innovative & goal-oriented strategist with over 15 years of proven leadership experience training and consulting in the private and public sectors. She worked with the Chicago Police Department’s Youth District Advisory Council (YDAC), the Obama Foundations My Brother's Keeper Alliance (Chicago), and the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) located in Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Jhmira is the board vice president of the Journalism and Women’s Symposium (JAWS), a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and is a global member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). Jhmira holds a master's degree in public administration from Strayer University and a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast communications from Bradley University.
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