About Jerica Deck

Jerica Deck is an editorial intern at Global Citizen. She studied journalism and communications at Hampton University. Jerica can almost always be found in a library. When she’s not reading, she’s crafting a spoken word piece or lip syncing to Solange’s album. Jerica is a feminist, foodie, and a Netflix fanatic. She’s passionate about fighting inequality and advocates for human rights.

Stories

  1. Article: Poorer People Pay More for Clean Water, Report Finds

    Poorer People Pay More for Clean Water, Report Finds

    By Jerica Deck  and  Sushmita Roy|March 22, 2019

    More than 2.1 billion people around the world lack access to clean water. Read more

  2. Article: These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

    These Are the 10 Happiest Countries in the World

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|March 20, 2019

    The least happy countries have higher rates of poverty. Read more

  3. Article: This New Coalition Is Using Millions of Dollars to Fight Sexual Harassment

    This New Coalition Is Using Millions of Dollars to Fight Sexual Harassment

    By Jerica Deck|March 15, 2019

    Less than 2% of foundation funds in the US are allocated toward curbing gender-based violence. Read more

  4. Article: Zimbabwe Doctors Are on Strike Over Severe Lack of Medical Supplies

    Zimbabwe Doctors Are on Strike Over Severe Lack of Medical Supplies

    By Jerica Deck|March 15, 2019

    “I am just seeing patients, make a diagnosis and send them away to die.” Read more

  5. Article: The First Person on Mars Will 'Likely' Be a Woman, NASA Head Says

    The First Person on Mars Will 'Likely' Be a Woman, NASA Head Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|March 13, 2019

    A NASA administrator also said the next person on the moon will 'absolutely' be a woman. Read more

  6. Article: NYC Will Add 4 Statues of Trailblazing Women to Help Close a Little-Known Gender Gap

    NYC Will Add 4 Statues of Trailblazing Women to Help Close a Little-Known Gender Gap

    By Jerica Deck|March 8, 2019

    There are currently only five statues of historic women in New York City. Read more

  7. Article: New Report Shows Staggering Funding Disparity Between White and Non-White US Schools

    New Report Shows Staggering Funding Disparity Between White and Non-White US Schools

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 28, 2019

    Predominantly white school districts are receiving $23 billion a year more than non-white districts. Read more

  8. Article: UN Raises $2.6 Billion for Yemen Crisis — But Needs Billions More

    UN Raises $2.6 Billion for Yemen Crisis — But Needs Billions More

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 27, 2019

    About 80,000 children under the age of 5 have died of starvation. Read more

  9. Article: Serena Williams Narrated This Powerful Ad During the Oscars and It Hit Everyone in the Feelings

    Serena Williams Narrated This Powerful Ad During the Oscars and It Hit Everyone in the Feelings

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 25, 2019

    “So if they want to call you crazy, fine. Show them what crazy can do.” Read more

  10. Article: 10 Trailblazers Past and Present to Celebrate This Black History Month

    10 Trailblazers Past and Present to Celebrate This Black History Month

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 22, 2019

    From leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to today's history makers, you should know these names. Read more