Nakila Evans is serving as our 2019 Fall intern. Nakila is a senior at Salem College. She double majors in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Sociology. She one day aspires to own a non- for- profit organization that helps foster children in the transition to adulthood. She currently participates in many organizations on campus, and currently holds the positions of off-campus committee chair for Salem College Campus Activities Board and Treasurer for African Student Organization. When Nakila is not in class, studying, planning events, at CCE, or her other two jobs, you can catch her on the phone with her mother and two younger sisters or reading a good book.
Get to know Nakila
What excites you the most about interning for CCE?
I’m excited the most about gaining new skills and polishing older skills. I’m also excited about being in a creative community.
What’s your favorite book and why?
My favorite genres of books are Romance, Mystery, Biographies, or Historical non-fiction/ fiction. My favorite book of all time is The Skin I’m In by Sharon G. Flake. Although I haven’t read this book since middle school, it really made an impact on my life. This book helped me see myself, love myself. This book was about a young black girl who had self-esteem issues because of her dark skin. We follow the journey of Maleeka learning to love herself and her dark skin. In today’s society, this may seem ironic because we are in a period of time in which society is “Pro- Black”. Supporting afros and dark skin. But no less than 10 years ago this was not the case. This book helped me love myself, no matter what society’s opinion was.
What does creativity mean to you?
Creativity means innovation to me. It means taking something and revamping it to something that fits you.