Chicago-based president and founder of marketing and creative company, the myWHY Agency, Emerald-Jane Hunter, is the August 2020 SIA-Africa Person of the Month.

Hunter was born in Ghana and moved to the U.S. at 19. She is a graduate of SIA-Africa prospective beneficiary school Wesley Girls’ High School. She studied communications at Luther College in Iowa and worked in television, including working as a producer to help create positive African American programming, before founding myWHY in 2016.