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State House of Representatives, District 66
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Rushunda Harris-Allen is proud to call Hinds County, Mississippi her home for over 20 years. Currently, she resides in Byram with her husband and three of four children. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, and Specialist Certification in Infant and Toddler Development. In May 2015, she earned her Doctorate of Education in Early Childhood Education with emphasis in Education Leadership at Jackson State University. As an Associate Professor of Education, Director for the Institute for the Study of Modern-Day Slavery, and Student Advisor for the Harriet Tubman Project at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi, Ms. Harris-Allen advocates for equal education and a quality life for all. Her latest accomplishment is the development of a Call to Action Fellowship for students and faculty members from institutions of higher learning to come together and gain knowledge and a deeper understanding of the skills needed to educate and support young children's development and learning process focusing on child, family, school, and community.
Roshunda Harris-Allen is an advocate for children and students of all ages, and the Hinds County community. She is the President for Junior Auxiliary of Byram Terry, a member of the Byram Chamber of Commerce; the Cheer Coordinator for the Byram Jr. Bulldogs; a mentor for the Byram-Terry Crown Club; a leader in hosting restorative justice peace circles at various schools and community organizations; and supports her family as a soccer, football, baseball, and dance mom. Presently, as Alderwoman-at-Large, she is actively engaged in the coordination of enhancing the Parks and Recreation program and department for the city of Byram. Parks and recreation are essential to the citizens of Byram or any community for economic growth, family engagement, and community enhancement.