Jelisa Barringer is from Columbus, Ohio, where she attended Brookhaven High School. She is a graduate of Central State University ‘14, located in Wilberforce, Ohio. During Jelisa’s years at Central State University (CSU), she was a part of many activities including being a member of the Grammy- nominated CSU chorus and mentoring incoming freshmen as a student ambassador. Jelisa earned the title of Competent Communicator and Motivational Speaker in her role as the president of the Toastmasters International Speech Club. Jelisa also was elected, by her student body to the Central State University Royal Court, and Student Government Association. As the reigning Miss Black America 2015, Jelisa’s current platform is ‘Big Sisterly Love,’ where she is a big sister to youth and serves as a mentor to young girls, age 5 to 18. Jelisa won Best in Swimsuit and serenaded judges to win the national title of Miss Black America 2015.
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