Jakita Turrentine is a staff assistant for Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Jakita works with the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative team performing administrative duties, helping with special events, and also assisting in travel reservations and reimbursements.

Prior to joining the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, Jakita worked as a Patient Service Associate for about a year and a half, before being promoted to staff assistant for 2 years at Duke Women’s Health Associates, OB/GYN. There she was responsible for budget, bill payment, as well as scheduling new pregnancy appointments. Jakita has also worked as an Assistant customer service manager, specializing in customer service.

Jakita is originally from Durham, NC. She graduated from Winston-Salem State University in 2009 with a BA in Accounting and a minor in Banking and Finance. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and enjoying the great outdoors.

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