“Impact and empowerment combined, is my passion. I love touching people’s lives by making sure they’re aware of all life’s opportunities and are equipped to experience what it has to offer. Imara Roose allows me to put that passion to use through a focused mission to support and inspire girls who look like me.”
Sonovia Jacob is a research and marketing professional for a major athletic brand. Her professional and service experiences have enabled her to gain skills in leadership, event planning, business development, and community engagement. Her drive for service is rooted in the passion for empowering community members and educating communities of the importance of mental health care. Sonovia has a drive to share her story and the resources necessary to navigate through life to the youth from her experiences of being the child of a mentally-ill veteran. She continues her community involvement through being an advocate/peer educator for relief of the stigma behind mental health disorders/mental care and a community leader through a career fusion program to prepare grade school students for the next steps after graduation.
Sonovia is an Oklahoma native, but was a child of a Sergeant First Class member of the army and traveled most of her life. She is proud of her beginnings and where her journey has brought her today—being an African-American woman in Corporate America. She earned her A.A.S. from the Fashion Institute of Technology, followed by her B.S. from Bowie State University. As a professional, she is employed as a Field Experience Specialist for the North America Marketing Department at Under Armour. She is currently one of the Philanthropy Captains of the 35-member field experience team, covering markets across the country, to support the brand’s initiative in making more of a positive impact in local communities.