Meet the Host
Having overcome many obstacles in life that could have ruined her, Krispin has made it a priority to use her life experiences to help others. She has written a book that is awaiting publishing that describes a three-part process to turn one’s pain into purpose.
Krispin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Legal Studies from Jackson State University where she graduated in 2013. Ever since then, Krispin has been working to make a name for herself digitally and socially. She is an influencer on social media where she has worked with many brands such as L’Oreal, Scout Bags, Plan B One Step, Medela, Beauty Bakerie, CeraVe, Maybelline, and many more.
Krispin hopes to share how she overcame defeat with individuals all over the world that may be struggling with overcoming difficult battles in life.
Meet the Speakers
What we want this space to be is a place for us to lean and depend on each other. We want to explore our power and magic beyond our wildest dreams. We want to talk about being mothers and wives. We want to discuss our mental health and self-care. We want to explore our creative sides together. We want to be political warriors and change agents for our communities. The possibilities are limitless!
While sharing her wealth of knowledge in the pageantry, she is also a motivational speaker, panelist, judge and host for community events throughout the state of Mississippi.
Professionally, she is currently employed as a Mobile Crisis Emergency Response Therapist at Region 6 for Holmes County. She motivates future clinicians to follow their dreams within the mental health field. She is actively involved in the National Alliance on Mental Illness, American Counseling Association and the founder of her own nonprofit organization, Kommunity Builders.
On her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, meditation,watching movies on Netflix and Amazon Firestick, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
However, after receiving her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling she rediscovered the passion of beauty through makeup and its art.
He is currently teaching 4th grade English/Writing at William Dean, Jr. Elementary School in Lexington, MS and pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership- Student Affairs. When Wilburn is not teaching, mentoring, helping improve the policies being implement in education, advocating for marginalized groups, attending conferences and fighting for equality; he is spending time with family, friends and his two beautiful nieces; shopping; reading; and traveling.
Not only is Wilburn a motivated, dedicated, effective and stylish educator, he is also the Owner/Founder of Changing Lives Thru Writing, LLC. where he owns and operates a full writing agency specializing in proofreading, editing, resuming writing, research papers and so much more.
One of Wilburn favorite quotes that he lives but daily is by Tupac Shakur, “I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”
Jaleel King is from Goodman, MS and a graduate of the formally known Jacob J. McClain High School in Lexington, MS. He received his Bachelor’s in Professional Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Elementary Education from Jackson State University. He enjoy's working with kids and watching/playing sports. He's a family man and enjoys spending time with his better half.
"Go in Peace” is the lead single for an EP which is projected to be released in 2020. Zachary Thaggard is writing various materials that will help enhance worship teams and build young men to be modern-day gentlemen. He is also the founder of ZDT Ministries which focuses on mentoring, teaching, preaching and inspiring others to live out their God-given purpose.
He is currently pursuing his Masters in Higher Education Administration at Mississippi College while he continues to serve the community through his daily occupation as an English educator in the Shelby County School District in Memphis, TN. He believes that if we pass the keys to success down to our youth through education, they can unlock any door.
P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc. announced in a press release that Latrice Smith will serve as its Advisor in their Leflore County Chapter Area.
Smith first joined the P.E.A.R.L.S. family in October of 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received her B.S. in Business Administration. She now works on the campus of Mississippi Valley State University
When Latrice was asked about her feelings about her new role she replied,"I am excited about becoming an Advisor for our P.E.A.R.L.S. Chapter. Our girls will learn and experience something new and each experience brings out more confidence in them that grows the connections we make with one another."
"Latrice and I have work close with each other this year. She has shown me that even in negative situations you must remain positive. Her leadership over the past years has been the foundation for the growth of our organization” says Aisha Erma Lenora Saffold, P.E.A.R.L.S. Executive Director.
P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc. announced in a press release that Maya Dezell will serve as its Head Mentor in our Hinds/Rankin Chapter Area.
Dezell first joined the P.E.A.R.L.S. family in December of 2016. She is a graduate of Alcorn State University where she received her B.S. in Psychology. She is also a graduate of Jackson State University where she received her M.S. in Rehab Counseling.
When Maya was asked about her feelings about her new role she replied,"I am excited about making a difference in these young girls lives. I’m also excited to take on this new position and challenge myself to be a better person and to help make this organization better and even more greater than it already has shown to be . This mentoring program has brought me so much knowledge about myself and others . I’m ready to Change Lives, One PEARL at a Time for this upcoming year!"
"We are thrilled to have Kelsey join our advisory team. We look forward to how she will use her previous knowledge, experience and expertise in order to help us continue to improve and expand our programs for the benefit of our PEARLS.” says Aisha Erma Lenora Saffold, P.E.A.R.L.S. Executive Director.
Justice Grisby, P.E.A.R.L.S. Member, wins Black Girl Magic Essay Contest at P.E.A.R.L.S. Summer Conference
On the new P.E.A.R.L.S. Mentoring for Girls, Inc. Blog, we'll share stories about the awesome relevant new, articles, videos, encouragement for our PEARLS. We will post insights, events, and information from the P.E.A.R.L.S Mentoring for Girls Team and guest writers. Hope you enjoy!