Learn More About Jalina:
Hometown: Danville, CA by way of Baton Rouge, LA
College/Major: Graduate of Howard University with a degree in Marketing
Years on the team: 2
3 words that best describe you: Altruistic, Intrepid, Resurgent
Your hobbies other than dancing: Traveling, writing, learning new languages and cultures, cooking, public speaking, and of course spending time with my beloved family and friends.
Favorite player: John Wall
Favorite style of dance: Technical and stylized street jazz
Favorite date spot: The Verizon Center. Whether catching a movie, bowling, grabbing a fun bite to eat, or of course going to a Wizards game, Caps game, or concert of choice you really can’t go wrong.
Something most people don’t know about you: I got hit by a woman on her motorbike while I was crossing the street in Bali several years ago. It was the very first day of my trip and was rushed to the hospital in mainland Denpasar for treatment. Even though I didn’t get to go surfing as planned or move about easily the rest of my trip, I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to go back and visit!
Favorite thing about DC: Its manageable size and melting pot of people.
Movie character that best describes my life: Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Who do you admire most and why: I admire my parents, hands down, for teaching me fortitude, faith, leadership, the value in serving my community, loving me unconditionally, and for supporting each and every one of my ambitious endeavors.
TV Show: True Blood and really anything on HGTV and Discovery
Movie: Steel Magnolias
Book: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
DC Restaurant: Le Diplomate
Song: Adore by Prince
Quote/Saying: Be a go-getter as well as a go-giver.