Melishia Denee’ Brooks is an educator turned advocate. She grew up in the Mid-Town community in Jackson, MS and was a proud graduate of historic Lanier High School. She has an English degree from Jackson State University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Mississippi. She is the loving wife of Scottie, and a mother of four to Kaylee, Scottie Jr., Ava and Asher. At The Lighthouse| Black Girl Projects, Melishia serves as Program Manager. She spearheads the Colvin and Hamer Projects, as well as works directly with our Ladner Fellowship recipients on professional and personal development.
In her spare time, she enjoys browsing Pinterest and attempting DIY projects, cooking for her family and having a nice glass of sweet red wine.
“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and she arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”
– Maya Angelou