This week, JCI is thrilled to welcome a new addition to our team—meet Georgia Antonia Lewis!
A senior at the University of California, Los Angeles, Georgia is carving her path with a double major in Sociocultural Anthropology and Chinese Language & Civilizations. Hailing from a diverse background that spans Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Brooklyn, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, she has cultivated a deep appreciation for various cultures and effortlessly connects with individuals from all walks of life.
Georgia brings a wealth of professional experience to the table, showcasing her talents in community building, conflict resolution, marketing, sales, and research. In her previous role as Chief of Staff at Potli, a small but mighty plant-based wellness company, she spearheaded sales and wholesales operations, orchestrated cross-channel marketing campaigns on platforms such as Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, LinkedIn, and email.
Her expertise extends beyond the conventional, having navigated unique work environments like an indoor vertical aquaponic farm in Hong Kong and transformative year-long work-trade experiences in Oregon and Hawai’i. Georgia's versatility shines through as she seamlessly adapts to diverse landscapes.
In the summer of 2023, Georgia embarked on a fascinating ethnography journey for her thesis, titled "Navigating Liminality in Paradise: Seeking Psychological Well-Being Through Work-Trade in the Midst of Maui’s Disintegration." This study delves into the concept of work-trade, which gained momentum during the COVID-19 pandemic. Focused on Flower Farm Hāna’s program amid Maui's wildfire devastation, Georgia explores how young adults (18-28) navigate liminality through work-trade experiences.
Beyond her academic pursuits, Georgia is a culinary adventurer, savoring the delights of different cuisines. She also channels her energy into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, gearing up for her first competition this year.