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
    Water & Sanitation

    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
    Citizenship

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Health

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Education

    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
    Food & Hunger

    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
    Girls & Women

    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
    Citizenship

    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