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    2024 Princeton Prize in Race Relations Award Winner

    - March 25, 2024 -

     

    Honored to be named the Princeton Prize South Florida Regional "Certificate of Accomplishment" winner for my "Teach the Truth Tour with Dr. Marvin Dunn: Learning From The Acts Of Racial Terror In Florida’s Black History” documentary film.

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    Impact.Edition Magazine | March 2024 Issue Launch Party and Panel Session

    - March 13, 2024 -

     

    My fellow Ransom Everglades School classmate, Will Charouhis, and I are featured on the magazine's March 2024 cover for their "Why Not Us?" article, which highlights our acts of environmental activism as leading Miami youth advocates.

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    NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference | RE Student Representative and Presentation Team Member

    - November 29-December 2, 2023 and January 16, 2024 -

     

    Honored to represent Ransom Everglades at SDLC in St. Louis and present an event recap during an all-school assembly.

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    Selected to be the Student Representative for The Lucy Project

    - November 1, 2023 -

     

    Honored to be named the 2023-24 Student Representative on the Advocacy Committee for The Lucy Project, an organization that advocates for children who struggle to read and provides full and fair access to evidence-based literacy intervention.

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    2024 National STEM Challenge Advisory Council Selection

    - October 15, 2023 -

     

    Asked to serve on the 2024 National STEM Challenge Advisory Council as a Student Ambassador representative for the Environmental Stewardship Committee.

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    Served as the Youth Environmentalist on the 'Florida for Good Miami' Panel Event

    - October 5, 2023 -

     

    Invited to be one of five panelists for the “Building Better Together Through Business, Activism, and Climate Mental Health” panel discussion during Florida Climate Week.

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    2023 Nyah Project Global Youth Leadership Fellowship Selection

    - September 7, 2023 -

     

    One of twelve South Florida high school students selected for the highly coveted 2023 Nyah Project Global Youth Leadership Fellowship cohort, which will focus on international travel, leadership training and college scholarship and preparation.

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    "National Youth Leadership Institute" Event Attendee in Washington, DC

    - July 9-14, 2023 -

     

    For Summer Learning Week, I was selected to represent the Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador Program and attend the 2023 National Youth Leadership Institute held at American University in Washington, DC.

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    2023 Flight Crew "Girls Build Solutions" STEM Conference Attendee in Atlanta, GA

    - June 24-27, 2023 -

     

    Represented the state of Florida at the "Girls Build Solutions" STEM Conference for the 2023 Million Girls Moonshot Flight Crew held on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.

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    Selected "Sheroes of the Ocean" Panelist for the W South Beach Hotel Event

    - June 3, 2023 -

     

    One of five female environmental activists selected to participate in the annual "Sheroes of the Ocean" panel hosted by the Blue Scholar Initiative and ArtSAIL organizations during the World Oceans Celebration Weekend held at the W South Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.

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    Featured Local Student Advocate in Impact Edition Magazine "Why Not Us" Article

    - May 24, 2023 -

     

    Featured in the article “Why Not Us?” as one of the most active and vocal Miami youth advocates using creativity, authenticity and the strength of collective power to rewrite social narratives and policies.

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    Ransom Everglades Upper School "Special Recognition" Student Award Recipient

    - May 23, 2023 -

     

    Honored to receive the "Special Recognition" Award for my leadership in the community during the Ransom Everglades Upper School End-of-Year Student Awards Ceremony.

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    Recipient of the "Jason Jenkins Community Service" Student Award

    - April 23, 2023 -

     

    The inaugural recipient of the Breakthrough Miami and Miami Dolphins football organization's "Jason Jenkins Community Service" Student Award, presented during the Breakthroughs and Bridges session at Florida International University.

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    INTRODUCTION

  • I am a high school senior who enthusiastically lives each day to the fullest. I am an artistic spirit who enjoys all things creative. I am a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community who tirelessly advocates 'Love is Love'. I am a neurodivergent thinker who refuses to let my dyslexia and dyscalculia hamper my academic success. I am a passionate environmentalist whose future career in STEM will positively impact our global community. I am an aspiring role model fully committed to ensuring my accomplishments serve as inspiration for other girls - especially those who look like me - to achieve their best.

     

    My name is Jamora Arroyo-Jefferson and I am unapologetically me.

     

     

  • RECENT ACTIVITIES

  • Follow all of my recent activities by connecting with me on LinkedIn and Instagram. 

     

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    STEMbassador at the inaugural 2024 National STEM Festival

    April 11-13, 2024 | Honored to be selected to represent the Million Girls Moonshot's Flight Crew program and serve as one of the five official STEMbassadors at the inaugural National STEM Festival held in Washington, D.C. during National STEM Week.

     

    I was tasked with escorting event VIPs through the Student Expo, interviewing winning students for social media posts, and participating as a host in TikTok Live broadcasts throughout the festival activities.

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    Special Access Tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center

    March 28, 2024 | During our school’s Spring Break, my younger brother, Jaral Arroyo-Jefferson, and I had the opportunity to visit NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida - a tour of a lifetime for two students aspiring careers working at a space organization like NASA.

     

    This unique, behind-the-scenes experience was made possible at the request of our mentor, retired NASA Astronaut and NASA Administrator, Charles F. Bolden Jr. 

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    Featured on the Cover of Impact.Edition Magazine's March 2024; Panelist during the Issue Launch Party

    March 13, 2024 | I had the distinction of being featured on the cover of the March 2024 issue of Impact.Edition Magazine along with my fellow Ransom Everglades classmate, Will Charouhis, for our environmental activism as leading Miami youth advocates.

     

    The launch party for the issue was held at Moonlighter FabLab in Miami Beach and included a panel discussion with Will, myself, and other individuals featured in the issue.

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    Featured Panelists in "Amplifying Youth Voices: STEM Experiences and Perspectives" Session

    March 6, 2024 | I was thrilled to be one of the youth panelists featured during the National Girls Collaborative Project's 2024 Collaboration Institute (Day 1).

     

    My panel - "Amplifying Youth Voices: STEM Experiences and Perspectives" - was moderated by Dr. Siobahn Day Grady. and included myself, Lydia Denton, and Medha Pappula.

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    Volunteered at Miami Waterkeeper's "The State of the Water" Event

    March 5, 2024 | I had the honor of participating as a volunteer at Miami Waterkeeper's annual "The State of the Water" event, which was held in Key Biscayne.

     

    It was a fantastic evening filled with important discussions on coastal resiliency, climate threats, and environmental storytelling by experts such as Rachel Silverstein (Executive Director of the Miami Waterkeeper), Andrew Baker (Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Miami), Tori Linder (Conservation Campaign Strategist, Impact Producer, and Co-founder of Path of the Panther), and Dr. Ian Enochs (Research Ecologist and Head of the Coral Program at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory).

     

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    The Women's Fund Miami-Dade's Impact Agents Monthly Meeting; "Teach The Truth" Documentary Presentation

    February 26, 2024 | I attended The Women's Fund Miami-Dade virtual monthly meeting with its Impact Agent volunteers.

     

    During the meeting, we discussed the planning and preparation for several upcoming events. Also, I was asked to share my documentary - "Teach the Truth" Tour with Dr. Dunn - with the group in honor of Black History Month.

     

     

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    "Learning Challenges and Inclusivity" Presentation during the 2024 ACH Annual Symposium

    February 22, 2024 | I had the honor of co-presenting a training session with Zachary Rosen during the 2024 Alliance for Camp Health symposium.

     

    Our hour-long presentation - "Learning Challenges and Inclusivity" - focused on providing the educational facilitators from the numerous afterschool and summer learning organizations in attendance with an overview of various neurodivergent challenges - ADHA, dyslexia, and dyscalculia - and examples on how to create inclusive environments for every type of learner. Read more

     

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    "Teach the Truth" Tour with Dr. Marvin Dunn Documentary Film

    February 4, 2024 | In honor of Black History Month, I released my 12-minute documentary about the inaugural "Teach the Truth" Tour led by Florida International University Professor Emeritus and renowned Black Historian, Dr. Marvin, and organized by the Miami Center for Racial Justice.

     

    This film documents the two-day trip (January 7-8, 2023) to numerous sites in north Florida where acts of racial terror - the bombing of Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore, the Newberry Lynchings of 1916, the Rosewood Massacre, and others - were committed against Blacks throughout the state’s history.

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    Special Student Guest at the 2024 HISPA "Three Kings Day Gala" at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami

    January 25, 2024 | I was invited to be a special student guest for the annual "Three Kings Day Gala", which was held at the beautiful Intercontinental Hotel.

     

    Every January, HISPA hosts this event in New Jersey and Miami, bringing together public and private sector leaders to celebrate the contributions of those who work to motivate Hispanic youth, as well as the donors who make these efforts possible. The gala coincides with the holiday of Epiphany or Three Kings Day, which is the traditional gift-giving period of the Nativity in Spanish-speaking countries. HISPA selected this theme to thank those whose gift of inspiring students assures their academic achievement.

     

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    Lead Student Facilitator at the annual "Teen Summit" hosted at Perez Art Museum Miami