Beyonka Cook joined The Afiya Center in 2013 as a marketing intern. Offering a fresh voice and vision for today’s millennials, Beyonka was able to hone her skills to provide new and riveting marketing strategies for TAC programing. During her two years as an intern Beyonka assisted in the development of Afiya Talks, a radio shows that provides a culturally affirming space for Black women to share their stories. In August 2016 Beyonka transitioned into a full-time staff member as the State Organizer, where she coordinates all aspects of outreach, including policy, advocacy, and events. She has also worked Higher Education Servicing Center aiding students with the college process. Beyonka’s background in customer service, mentoring and event planning coupled with her Public Relations degree from University of Texas at Arlington provides the perfect foundation for organizing.