Janea is a Louisiana native and hosts a weekly podcast called Her Story, L.L.C. She creates opportunities for critical dialogue and action for Black Women who have defied obstacles and turned them into success.
She is a longtime advocate for race and gender justice. Her justice lens focuses on centering BIPOC women and girls in policy, organizing, and advocacy to develop a roadmap for equity.
Currently, Janea leads all programming strategies for the Power Coalition. Her work includes the statewide growth of the Power Coalition and the implementation of core programming, including She Leads– a leadership program for female leaders of color; Black Men and Boys Statewide work; voting rights work; and policy/advocacy work.
Prior to her position with the Power Coalition, Janea worked with the East Baton Rouge Metro Council as the Legislative Assistant to Councilwoman Erika L. Green (D-5) and Court System Supervisor in Assumption Parish under the leadership of Mayor Ron Animashaun. Her program areas included constituent relations and youth development.
She volunteers for local nonprofits such as Imagination Leads, Butterfly Society, St. Vincent De Paul, Big Buddy Program, and DreamWorks Louisiana in her spare time. She is a 2021 Southern University Alumni Federation 40 under Forty Cohort Trois, a 2020 Institute of Politics: Loyola University New Orleans Cohort, and a 2019 BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity) Fellow.
She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is also a best-selling lead author and featured writer in the first edition of the HBCU Experience Anthology: The Southern University System Edition.