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Jamilla Hawkins

NC Rural Center


Jamilla joined the NC Rural Center in July 2017 as the senior program manager for Food and Community Development. In this role, Jamilla works with regional and organizational networks to provide resources to food business entrepreneurs and local farmers that will strengthen the local food systems across the state. She also works with communities across the state to provide community coaching and small-town business development resources.

Prior to joining the Center, Jamilla served as a community & rural development agent with NC A&T State University Cooperative Extension Program in Edgecombe County, where she focused on cultural tourism, community development, leadership development, and entrepreneurship programs within the county.

Jamilla Hawkins

(919) 250-4314