Jamilah Rosemond is a freshman at New York University majoring in drama with a concentration in musical theater. Jamilah was very active in high school. She was a member of the National Honors Society and International Thespian Society. She also served as vice president for student council and secretary for National Honors Society. She is planning on being just as active while at NYU.
During the summer of 2019, Jamilah was a production assistant at BET Networks and the Black Girls Rock Award Show. In 2016, Jamilah and seven other girls organized a girl empowerment conference at Princeton University. Jamilah’s key role as one of the organizers was to market the event and manage the transportation to ensure that all of the over 200 registered girls were able to attend.
Jamilah was one of two girls selected from over 500 to host the American Girl’s web series, AG Life. Jamilah had the opportunity to inspire girls using the American Girl’s platform by giving tips and showing them ways to be confident. In 2018, Jamilah was the red carpet correspondent for the Celebrity Kids Fashion Show. There she interviewed influential people like, Power actress, Donshea Hopkins; award winning celebrity stylist, Pilar Scratch; and actor, Jeremy Burnett.
Jamilah also had the opportunity to give back through performances when she was cast in Girl Be Heard’s main stage show, 2030: The Future Is Ours. Girl Be Heard is an organization that develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making. Each show tackles social justice issues that are current and important to the cast members. 2030: The Future Is Ours, was about the United Nation’s sustainable development goals and each cast member wrote original pieces focusing on their goals for the future. Jamilah wrote the opening song as well as a spoken word piece on poverty. With Girl Be Heard, Jamilah was afforded the opportunity to perform at multiple events including the Women History event at the New York Public Library held by the New York Comptroller, Scott Stringer, and council member, Jumaane Williams. She is currently in Girl Be Heard’s show, Citizen Be Heard.
Jamilah is the founder of Girls with Beauty & Brains, which is a girl empowerment blog created to encourage young women who suffer from insecurities and provide them with resources to empower and motivate them to reach their highest potential. She also has a series on her blog called, Fabulous Confabulation, which is a one on one chat with inspiring women and girls in different career fields to provide viewers with insight on how to reach their dreams. She hopes to create a scholarship fund for girls so they get the opportunity to attend college as well.
Jamilah has been a member of Rays of Hope, a youth volunteering organization, for eight years and served as treasurer on the board for the 2016-2017 school year. One of Jamilah’s favorite initiatives is working with children. She loves volunteering at the Homefront Family Shelter where she gets to interact with the kids. Rays of Hope has pushed Jamilah out of her comfort zone and encouraged her to be a leader wherever she goes.
Jamilah is a girl with beauty and brains!!