Thomasena Thomas

Thomasena Thomas

Job Title
College of Charleston Student and 2018 Rise Participant
University
College of Charleston

Thomasena Thomas is a junior at the College of Charleston. She is pursuing her B.A. in political science, with a concentration in public policy.

Thomasena is from Florence, South Carolina, and comes from a family of entrepreneurs. When she was 15 years old, she started her own cupcake and confectionery company: FairyCakessc. She created her company with the unique mission and purpose to provide South Carolina youth with the skills, knowledge, and encouragement to pursue their career goals through culinary and leadership classes and mentoring programs.

Thomasena's work with FairyCakessc has inspired her to get involved in education. Among her advocacy work, she is a student ambassador for Save The Children Action Network and a delegate for the South Carolina Student Legislature. In the future, Thomasena hopes to become a Teach For America corps member and potentially become U.S. Secretary of Education. Her goal is to provide students with the necessary resources they need to pursue the career of their dreams through career and technology education programs.