Charisma Atkins joins The Cool Soror Podcast today! A cool soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., this Decatur, Georgia native is at the forefront in the realm of Public Health. Lupus & Skin Care.
She has 15 years of experience in public health as an Epidemiologist with specialization in epidemiologic analysis, disease modeling, public health marketing, communication, and training. She has also worked with several public health agencies including Whitman Walker Health Centers in Washington, DC, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), American Public Human Services Association, Florida Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
While helping to change the world in epidemiology, Charisma has faced her own health challenges. She takes us on the journey of her battle with Lupus and how she finally took a full grasp on the totality of her diagnosis. She fights it daily by understanding her body and treating it like the temple that it is. She has become a mentor and guide to other Lupus patients shedding light on managing the disease one day at a time.
Charisma has not let her busy life stop her from her true passion of beauty and skin care. As a trained and certified esthetician, she specializes in all types of facials, chemical peels, body waxing and the use of home based products to care for the skin. Recently she entered into a business venture: an esthetics boutique to deliver all esthetic needs including lash extensions and nails in Atlanta, GA aptly called ‘Simply Charisma.’ With the life she’s led and is living, why wouldn’t she?