Anissa L. Eddie grew up in the greater Grand Rapids area. She was introduced to Calvin College as a high school junior through the Entrada Scholar's Program. Anissa attended Calvin College with a double major in Social Work and Spanish. She took advantage of Calvin's amazing off campus opportunities including a semester in Honduras, interim semester in Jamaica and a semester in Washington, D.C. Anissa went on to complete her MSW at the University of Michigan with a focus in Community Organizing & Policy. Feeling drawn to the area of education, she completed a school social work certification and has worked as a school social worker in various settings for the past 8 years.
Anissa has had the privilege to do a bit of teaching at Calvin College in the Education Department and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Calvin's Social Work Department. In 2013, Anissa and her husband, Jermale, opened a small business: Malamiah Juice Bar. They are working to establish the business as a community asset for the city. Anissa & Jermale reside in Grand Rapids with their two sons.
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