― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh.
By now, you are probably wondering what is "Aduna'J." Well, it has two meanings for me. But, first you should know that it's an African dialect: Wolof. I am originally from Senegal, West Africa. The Senegalese population consists of many tribes, and each tribe has its own dialect. I speak my mother's dialect, which is Wolof. Aduna (Ah-Doo-Naa) means the world, and Aduna'J in Wolof can be translated as today's world. However, my name being Jamila, it has another meaning for me. Aduna'J feels like my world because I share phases of my life through pictures and writings.
My journey started in New Orleans, where I attended a community college and graduated with an associate's degree in public relations. Then, I pursued a Bachelor's in Jackson, MS and earned my degree in mass communications. At last, I went to graduate school and mastered in higher education and student affairs administration. All along my education, I had different professional occupations, such as ad manager, radio announcer, and social media contributor. However, the professional position that I have been invested the most is a student/academic advisor.
Today, I choose a completely different route as a business woman. I am evolving in different industries.
I believe as individuals we may have a long list of values; however, we all have our core or top ones. Thus, I will share my 5 core values which are: honesty, loyalty, kindness, respect and integrity.
When it comes to goals, I think they should evolve as the person goes through different phases. Most of the time, your goals do not completely change, but they are better shaped. On that note, I aspire to build generational wealth through my businesses. Not sure if this may be considered as a goal, but I would be thrilled to join the philanthropy world some day. Two of the dearest causes to my heart are assisting women to express their voice and improving international education.