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Nurse quits to become an entrepreneur and Charity worker in Africa and Caribbean
Sherika Miller is a 26 year old female who has decided to give up her career as an Intensive care nurse for one year to focus on entrepreneurship, charity work and building her brand. She holds a first class Bachelor of Science degree and was destined to study medicine. Having sat the GAMSAT which is a graduate entry to medicine exam she realised that working in the NHS was something that she will have to put on hold whilst she is young and focus on building a health brand.
A former beauty pageant contestant, she decided to give up her crown and recent title as 2nd runner up Miss Jamaica UK 2012-2013. Her decision to enter the competition was to represent herself as part of a generation of young professionals. She is the first ever contestant to have ever given up her title. She also took that opportunity to platform her idea of creating an eight bedded clinic in her homeland of Jamaica that manages and cares for HIV affected people within that area.
To realise her goal of care delivery outside the NHS she formed the Nurika Health Brand; a brand that sees her team up with three medical doctors with an interest in infectious diseases, chronic and acute care. She also wishes to support other charitable organisations and has previously raised money for “dreams come true” a charity that gives dying children a last wish.
Proving that having a healthcare profession doesn’t exclude a glamorous lifestyle, she is involved in brand management and is currently a brand ambassador and modelfor OMG-de-signs, IAM Afro-beauty and Locum.She hopes to expand her knowledge on branding to develop her own range of skincare someday; something she hopes compliments her identity as a former beauty queen and nurse.