Marketia White, MPA

Panel: Destigmatizing Care for Marginalized Families

Marketia White, MPA is Founder/Community Advocate of a nonprofit organization called Mommies in the D to address the lack of advocacy for teen mothers to access the resources needed to ensure self-efficiency in their motherhood and personal endeavors. With a background in teaching and nonprofit leadership, Marketia has worked with servanthood in mind. She cares deeply about the empowerment of girls and strives to bridge the gap when it comes to education and normalization of sexual and maternal health in the African American Community specifically with adolescents and teenagers. Originally, from Atlanta, GA, Marketia graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business in 2014. She recently graduated with her Masters of Public Administration from Central Michigan University. Marketia is closely affiliated with the work Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere, Inc  (ROSE) and wants to continue her maternal health education by becoming a Certified Doula serving teen mothers and an IBCLC.