Jerria CurDaun Martin is a native of Selma Alabama. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in English from Stillman College in 2010 and is also a 2009 graduate of the Leading Edge Institute of Alabama. During her tenure at Stillman she held many positions including President of the Stillman College Campus Ministry and Miss Stillman College 2010. She received the Dr. Martin L. King Realizing the Dream “Mountain Top Award” in 2010 from the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College and Stillman College in her senior year at Stillman College. Jerria is a 2013 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey where she received a Master of Divinity. Miss Martin has been a minister and civic leader since the age of seventeen. Since then she has worked with several world renowned leaders to bring about positive transformation to Selma. She has served as Youth Minister at Eagle Grove Baptist Church, in Marion, Al, since 2009. She was also the 2010-2011 Intern Campus Minister at Princeton University. Jerria is the youngest Board of Trustee member of the Black Belt Community Foundation of Alabama and the Black Belt Community Development Coalition, Leadership Selma-Dallas County, Grow Selma, and One Selma. She is also a founding member of the Selma Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee, a graduate of the Leadership Selma/Dallas County class of 21, a member of the Sigma Tau Delta National English Honor Society, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. An ordained Baptist minister, Miss Martin was the first woman of color to serve as President of the Student Government Association at Princeton Theological Seminary. She received two of the highest honors of her graduating class, the Friars Club Award and the Samuel Blizzard Award for excellence in Religion and Society. Jerria currently serves as the Executive Director of Circle of Hope Ministries and an adjunct Religion Instructor at Wallace Community College in Selma. Jerria most recently founded the "Circle of Hope".