Yelitsa Jean-Charles

Providence, Rhode Island, US

Yelitsa's Skills
Marketing
Design
Technical
Sales
Product Management
Management
Finance
Background

About Yelitsa

Senior at the Rhode Island School of Design studying Illustration at RISD with a concentration in Gender, Race & Sexuality. The founder & Creative Director of Healthy Roots, a line of dolls and storybooks that teach natural hair care to young girls of color. Work focuses on promoting diversity and inclusion through children's media.

Healthy Roots grew from an art project into a startup raising 50k on Kickstarter. Participation in the Brown Social Innovation Fellowship, RISD EShip and Brown Breakthrough Lab has helped Healthy Roots develop as a business. Healthy Roots was selected as a2015 MassChallenge Finalists.

Holds numerous leadership roles at RISD--- including President of Black Artists and Designers, Vice President of RISD Feminists, RISD Cultural Programmer

Education

(RISD) The Rhode Island School of Design

BFA Illustration

2016 - 2016

Accelerator/Incubator

MassChallenge