HAVE NO FEAR! SHADES OF QUEENING IS HERE!
Shades of Queening is a non-profit organization that is focused on uplifting, empowering, and supporting Black women of all ages, from young to wise, in the northern Nevada community.
Shades of Queening Executive Board
KaPreace Young is a Reno native and the mother of a 7-year-old son, Zaccai, and the Co-Founder of Shades of Queening Women’s Empowerment Group. She is currently an Equity and Diversity Specialist for Washoe County School District. She is also a two-time Black alumna, the co-creator of the Black Student Resource Guide, part of the Black Leadership Committee, and Black at the Pack Affinity Group at the University of Nevada, Reno. KaPreace is also dedicated to her community being a past President of the Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society (NNBCAS), a member of the Northern Nevada Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Committee. KaPreace is an advocate and an activist for the progression of the Black community not only in Reno but in this country.
Jasmin Fisher is from Compton, California. She is one of the co-founders of the Shades of Queening Women's Empowerment group. Currently, she lives in Reno, Nevada. She has lived here for 7 1/2 years. Jasmin is also a proud graduate of the University of Nevada Reno, where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work. In her professional role, Jasmin is a Career Technical Training Manager for the Sierra Nevada Job Corps. Here, she works with at-risk youth, helping them develop skills and receive quality training to enter the workforce. In addition to her many titles, Jasmin is also a part-time licensed hair braider for the Reno/Sparks and surrounding areas. She enjoys working with at-risk youth and women. Her goal in life is to make an impact by working with these populations, and she is proud that she gets to do that often. In her free time, Jasmin enjoys cooking and spending time with loved ones.
Being a Reno native, Shaquita Hill received her bachelor's degree in International Business and Marketing. She then continued her education, receiving an MBA from Grand Canyon University, and a Masters in Legal Studies from Drexel University. She takes pride in being an advocate for the Black community in Reno, utilizing her platform to give back and make a change. Public service is extremely important to her, being a dedicated member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In her free time, she enjoys watching a good thriller movie and traveling.
Jonelle Dixon has been committed to making an impact in the Northern Nevada Area since she first arrived in 2018. She has worked as a Nevada Student Ambassador, providing prospective students with relevant information and encouraging words as they begin their college journey. Jonelle has also held executive positions within the Black Student Organization, as Historian, Treasurer, and Vice President. Currently, she works as a Resident Assistant in the Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is passionate about building a sense of community through providing meaningful resources and programming.
Janessa is also a mentor through the Dean's Future Scholars (DFS) Program. Currently, she works as a Student Graduate Advocate through the Washoe County School District, with family-school partnerships. Janessa enjoys working with students as a mentor and tutor which has influenced her decision to become a Middle School English teacher and continue her involvement in the community.