Resource Advocate, New Orleans
A native of New Orleans, LA, Javonda Nix attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for her undergraduate degree. Javonda graduated from ULL in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness. Javonda is currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health degree from Benedictine University.
Javonda’s career in social and community services has spanned over 10 years. Javonda’s service began in high school when she was employed with the Summer Youth Leadership team. As a result of her work in high school, Javonda knew a career that encompassed helping others would be the most fulfilling for her.
Javonda’s career has included working as a Community Service Specialist with Total Community Action, Inc. (TCA). During her time at TCA, she created a Summer Youth Fitness program called YOLO (Youth Opposing Lives of Obesity). Javonda’s passion for health promotion and wellness, combined with her experience in youth programming, also led her to join West Jefferson Fitness Center as the pre-teen/teen fitness instructor. Prior to joining STAR Javonda was employed as the Health Coordinator for the Jefferson Parish Healthy Start program, which provided maternally and child health services to families.
Javonda is proud to join STAR as a Resource Advocate, and she is committed to providing enabling services to survivors of sexual trauma. Javonda is also dedicated to discovering ways to prevent sexual violence in our community and bring more attention to this serious issue.