My name is Neissa Fils and I was born and raised in Haiti. I have moved to the United States where I have been living for the past 7 years after the 2010 earthquake. I am currently a young professional currently seeking opportunities in the realm of education policies and comparative education. My past experiences have revolved around education with an emphasis on racial equality and policies. I am fueled by my passion for understanding the nuances of the education system both in the United States and Internationally. I consider myself a ‘forever student,’ eager to both builds on my academic foundations in political science, African American Studies and my certificate in Advanced Leadership to stay in tune with political issues, racial tension and the leadership capacity of an administration.
My hunger for knowledge, social justice, community, and determination to turn my passion into action has contributed to most recent success of my sorority chapter- Sigma Pi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. where I led our chapter to win the National Z-HOPE coordinator award, which is an award that is given to Chapter that uplifting their communities through service. Meanwhile, I vastly improved the productivity of my chapter by implementing a sister circle methods to tackle conflict within chapter members.
I believe mindfulness and joyfulness in the workplace is key to success – a tenet I live out through my interest in traveling, art, theater, books, and painting. I am currently working on my personal book about my home country, Haiti and eager for the next chapter of my life.