BeAnka is completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Calvin College and has over 9 years of experience working in child, youth, and family development locally and globally. Most of her service has been in vulnerable and marginalized communities. Her various areas of involvement include leadership development, financial literacy, housing and education. She is passionate about community development and racial equity. She is a strong advocate for place based community initiatives. She believes given the right opportunity, tools and resources necessary; change can develop in a particular community through those who already live and work there.
She loves, Jesus, ministry outreach, traveling, reading, thrifting, learning more about various cultures and spending time with family and friends.