Miss Africa Idaho 2016
Olivia was born in Mwanza Tanzania. She went to primary school in Tanzania and shortly came to the united states to complete her education. Inspired by Dr Mae Jemison, the first black Astronaut, Olivia decided to attend Uof I, double majoring in Applied Physics and Mechanical Engineering. She is highly involved as a community leader and in her spare time, likes to volunteer.
An advocate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, Olivia hopes to inspire young women in Idaho and Africa just as her own idol, Dr. Mae Jemison,inspired her. Olivia would like to encourage young women to enter these fields using a hands-on approach. She has already begun fulfilling this vision through her involvement as a previous Northwest Zone Chairperson for Region 6 of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
As Northwest Zone Chairperson, Olivia served as a liaison between members attending 10 universities throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and leadership in the organization. As a representative of NSBE, she advocated for increasing the number of minority students in STEM fields, as well as promoted academic excellence among those already engaged in these fields.
An eternal optimist, Olivia is always engaging and quick to lend a smile bright enough to light a room.
Miss Africa Idaho 2015
Alma was born in Cameroon West Africa and raised in Pocatello, Idaho. Alma is currently employed at Idaho State University under the TRIO programs as an EOC (Educational Opportunity Centers) Educational Advisor. She would also like to become an author and professor on subjects concerning human trafficking, female objectification and oppression. Her hobbies are traveling, reading, and eating.
Miss Africa Idaho 2014
Davina was raised in Preston, Idaho and is the middle child of 3. Davina moved to Pocatello in 2007 to attend Idaho State University, where she received her Bachelors in Psychology and later her certificate for Alcohol & Drug Counseling.
In 2011, Davina became the guardian of her younger sister after the unfortunate passings of both of her parents. Davina and her sister currently reside in Pocatello with their two dogs. She currently works for Compassionate Care Family Services as a substance abuse counselor for Power County & Caribou County Felony Problem Solving Courts. She also works at the ISU Veteran Student Services Center as an addiction specialist & case manger. Hull has also completed an internship through Americorps in Pocatello. Additionally, Davina started two non-profit youth groups to serve within her community, a youth peer mentoring group and a girl’s empowerment group; both have been quite successful and have high attendance. Currently Davina plans to finalize her Masters degree in Social Work and continue to work in the mental health field.
She is the current title holder for Miss Africa Idaho 2014, as well as Miss Black Idaho US Ambassador 2015. Her platform has been Mental Health Awareness, particularly focusing on suicide prevention.