Nereida Lobo is a new generation philanthropist, brand ambassador and professional model who believes in the essence of community, friendship, family and giving back. Coming from very humble beginnings, Nereida Lobo never saw her estate at any time as a reason to give up hope on her dreams, instead, she was and still is determined to make all her dreams a reality by working hard and giving them life.
Born and raised in the beautiful islands of Cape Verde, she learned the beauty of community and culture which has allowed her to embrace the ideals of community and giving back here in America. She came to the United States at the age of 11 and has not stopped making a difference in her life and the lives of others. Graduating with a Bachelors in Counselling Psychology from Washington Adventist University, she is living her purpose today providing the educational tools necessary for children all over Africa to have a competitive edge in life.
She became the 2016/2017 Miss Africa USA Queen, using the platform to bring so much awareness to the plight of children in Africa and how we can all come together and empower them educationally. Her trip to several of the Cape Verde Islands, and recently to Ghana, is just the beginning of a lifelong journey that would be dedicated to changing the lives of children for the better. Her belief is echoed in Nelson Mandela’s words, “Education is the most powerful tool we can use to change the world”.
Currently, Nereida is pursuing her dreams of entrepreneurship, working with several companies as a brand ambassador and making decisions that have a baring on the exposure rating of companies. She remains an inspiration to all those who knows her and intends to leave a legacy of change behind when all her work is done.