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: Almost 1,000 Children Have Died of the Measles in Madagascar Since October
    Health

    Almost 1,000 Children Have Died of the Measles in Madagascar Since October

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 15, 2019

    Measles can make children more vulnerable to fatal diseases like pneumonia or diarrheal diseases Read more

  2. Article: Pope Francis Calls Out Global Food Inequity in Powerful Speech
    Food & Hunger

    Pope Francis Calls Out Global Food Inequity in Powerful Speech

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|Feb. 14, 2019

    One in nine people around the world are undernourished. Read more

  3. Article: Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate
    Citizenship

    Barbie Gets More Inclusive With the Help of a 13-Year-Old Disability Advocate

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 13, 2019

    The new Barbie line includes dolls who use wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs. Read more

  4. Article: 7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women
    Girls & Women

    7 Grammy-Winning Artists Who Have Stood Up for Girls & Women

    By Sophie Maes  and  Jerica Deck|Feb. 7, 2019

    These superstars are breaking boundaries and empowering women and girls around the world. Read more

  5. Article: Maroon 5 Donated $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Ahead of Super Bowl
    Citizenship

    Maroon 5 Donated $500,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters Ahead of Super Bowl

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 7, 2019

    The donation was part of the NFL’s #InspireChange initiative. Read more

  6. Article: At Least 29 Syrian Refugee Children Have Died This Winter
    Citizenship

    At Least 29 Syrian Refugee Children Have Died This Winter

    By Jerica Deck|Feb. 1, 2019

    Most have died from hypothermia. Read more

  7. Article: Former White House Chef Will Use Lottery Prize to Feed the Homeless
    Food & Hunger

    Former White House Chef Will Use Lottery Prize to Feed the Homeless

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 31, 2019

    The chances of him winning were one in 1.4 million. Read more

  8. Article: Global Health Is Good for World Peace, Melinda Gates Says
    Health

    Global Health Is Good for World Peace, Melinda Gates Says

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Jerica Deck|Jan. 31, 2019

    Every $1 invested in the global health funds creates $20 in social and economic benefits. Read more

  9. Article: Children Should Get 12 Years of Schooling. Millions of Girls Are Getting Less Than 5.
    Education

    Children Should Get 12 Years of Schooling. Millions of Girls Are Getting Less Than 5.

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 25, 2019

    In Pakistan and Nigeria these girls are only receiving one year of education. Read more

  10. Article: Why the Fight for Women's Rights Must Include Women of Color
    OpinionGirls & Women

    Why the Fight for Women's Rights Must Include Women of Color

    By Jerica Deck|Jan. 25, 2019

    Diversity helps ensure that every woman gets a seat at the table. Read more