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Miss Sacramento County 2021
Congratulations to our winner of Miss Sacramento County, Imani Wheeler!
Imani is an 19-year-old￼ cellular and molecular biology student at California State University Sacramento. ￼She is a self-proclaimed "Science Nerd" and loves studying biology, chemistry, and the way cells, synapses, and nerves affect the human body. Imani is completing her undergrad and then will be taking the MCAT and applying to Medical School with the intention of becoming a Neurosurgeon.
Her platform, iEnvision￼￼, focuses on providing career mentorships to young women. She connects women already established in a desired career field -such as Medicine, Law, Science, Education, Business- to young ladies needing a mentor in their field of choice. Imani has connected many Mentees to Mentors and are changing the course and future of these women's lives.
Imani is a self-employed entrepreneur who owns and operates her own beauty business, "Graced by Mani". She was a founder of her High School's first Black Student Union. She is a first-generation college student and a generational curse-breaker. She is a high honor role recipient, received the "Miracle Maker" Award after raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network, and received a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Ray Dunton after promoting the Fair Housing Act in Sacramento. She is a social justice warrior and is also a painter and poet.
Imani is a dancer and former cheer competitor, where she won "Most Spirited" in several categories. She performed a ballet/hip-hop routine for her talent. She won over $1500 in scholarships and will be representing Sacramento County at the Miss California competition in June. Please welcome Imani Wheeler to the Miss Sacramento family!￼￼￼