Name: Jaquon Alexander
Preferred pronouns: He/Him
Year in School: 3rd
University: The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus
Major(s): Cultural and Creative Industries with Political Science and Cinematic and Audio-Visual Arts Concentrations
Tell us about yourself in three to five sentences. I’m an introverted budding actor and playwright. I enjoy using my talents for advocacy: #AdvocacyThroughArt. My main goal in life is to create change that will make the world a better place for future generations. I enjoy networking and learning about different cultures around the world.
Why did you join CKI? I received a scholarship through my school’s CKI club and decided that I needed to be part of a club that puts in the work to make the lives of the people in our communities better.
Why did you run for governor? I found that there was a need to tap into the cultural diversity that exists, and to use it as a steppingstone to better regional integration and DEI within the Caribbean District.
What is your favorite CKI memory? A soup kitchen project in Downtown Kingston that filled my heart seeing how many homeless persons day we made better with a hot meal. That is when I knew that I will be doing this for the rest of my life.
What do you see yourself doing in 10 years? Managing my Cultural and Creative Enterprise and being an active Kiwanian.
What is your favorite movie or TV show? Favorite movies are Colombiana and Matilda, and my favorite TV shows are Revenge and #HTGAWM.
What is your favorite book? A Brief History of Seven Killings ✨
What is the best advice you have received? When you focus and love yourself, you’d be better able to share that love to the people around you.
What is something people might not know about you? That I was born in Antigua.