Cherise “Reese” Charleswell is a dynamic, ECLECTIC, self -and- internationally published author, poet/spoken word artist, entrepreneur, activist, bookworm, model, fashionista, penny-pincher, accessories designer, music lover, and sista-friend, host of “Wombanist Views” radio program; who has been described as the “Mad Scientist”, due to her varied interests and passions. She is of West Indian descent, with heritage from numerous Caribbean islands, such as St Thomas, St John, Puerto Rico, Tortola, St Kitts, and Anguilla.
Cherise has an educational background in the fields of the biological sciences and anthropology, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health. She currently works as Clinical Study Coordinator at a medical instituion. Her interests are in epidemiology and community outreach; particularly to underrepresented communities that are disproportionately affected by health disparities. Cherise is also the CEO of Eclectic Life and Liquid Whine Entertainment, as well as the Assistant Director of the Los Angeles Black Book Expo.
She is currently serving as the California State Representative for the National Black Graduate Student Association and the Editorial Intern for the American Public Health Association Student Assembly. She is also a member of the Southern California Public Health Association, National Women’s Studies Association, Society for the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues, California Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, United Black Writers Association, and Sisters In Harmony, an Economic Networking Organization (ENO). Cherise is also the creator, producer, and co-host of Wombanist Views, a radio program that focuses on promoting and highlighting the achievements of women in various fields and social sectors.
Cherise has recently published the satirical self-help guide Real Talk TIPS For the Morally-Challenged, Socially Inept, & The People Who Love Them (available at www.createspace.com3550262) She is also currently working on a book project, The Link Between Food, Culture, & Health Disparities in the African Diaspora.