S C O V I A
"Attitude is my smile, what's yours?" -scovia rushing
"Judge not your beauty by the number of people who look at you, but rather by the number of people who smile at you." ~African Proverb
Born in South Sudan, Africa, Scovia has lived most of her life in Kenya, Nairobi, Uganda and Kampala, and now she resides in Memphis, Tennessee. Growing up a Sudanese refugee, she has been exposed to different worldviews alongside different cultures. In all her life experiences, she believes that a positive attitude is the most important trait to have and keep on a daily basis.
A positive attitude simply keeps her going. It alone sparks her passion. When her attitude is right, she believes that there is no dream too extreme and no challenge too great for her to accomplish.
With the mindset of always being optimistic and building positive relationships with the public, majoring in public relations at The University of Memphis was the perfect match.
Scovia’s middle name is Dawa, meaning “medicine” in Swahili. She always thought that she was destined to become a nurse, but she quickly realized nursing was not her passion. Building positive relationships with everyone around her, however, was.
A simple phrase she lives by is “Haraka Haina Baraka.” It is a phrase in Swahili meaning “rushing does not mean one receives blessings,” and when repeated backwards, “Baraka Haina Haraka” simply means “to receive blessings, one can not rush.”