Carolynne Mims has worked in UC Berkeley Extension's Marketing department for the past 10 years. She most recently joined the Creative Services team as a contributor, spotlighting the intelligent instructors and students of Extension. Carolynne loves people and finds joy interviewing and writing about her subjects. Throughout her teens and college years, she became a freelance writer, penning for her high school and church, and eventually writing a novel she tucked away safely just waiting to be birthed. In her spare time she loves reading, vintage shopping and scrolling through the best apps for authentic Nike Air Max and Jordans to add to her collection. 

As we commemorate Juneteenth, it's essential to reflect on its significance and how it continues to inspire Black excellence, unity and the pursuit of education.

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