Born in Texas and raised in Birmingham, AL, Zhaundra C. Jonesconsiders herself a southern girl with remnants from her stints on the east and west coasts mixed in. Inspired by the courage and commitment of men and women like her parents and grandparents who lived through and thrived beyond the cruelty and segregation of the Jim Crow south, Zhaundra believes that it’s not necessarily the achievement of the goal that matters as much as who you become in the process.
Having relocated to Birmingham, AL a couple of years ago after stays in Washington, DC; Dallas, TX; and Los Angeles, CA, Zhaundra returned to Birmingham out of a childhood desire to contribute to the city’s continued growth and expansion. A new addition to the Birmingham Change Fund, she is also active with the Howard University Alumni Association’s Alabama Chapter, Sisters Chaverim, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc and sits on the junior board of Girls, Inc – Birmingham.
A marketing communications professional by trade, in her spare time, you can find her reading, writing, watching SEC football (and no longer reluctantly so), traveling somewhere to party with friends or hanging out with a gaggle of nieces, nephews, cousins and family members. An avid reader, finding one book to recommend presented somewhat of a challenge, but pressed a little harder, she says Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand would be well worth the investment of time, or if you just can’t wrap your arms around reading a book that long, Heart of a Woman by Maya Angelou.