Miss Colorado USA – Jessi Kalambayi


Jessi Kalambayi is a first-generation Congolese-American pursuing a Master’s in International Studies at the University of Denver. Jessi is multilingual and very passionate about refugees and migrants. Her deep understanding of the challenges these communities face stems from her own experiences living in South Africa and the United States. This also drives her work as Program Manager for the Ready for America Hospitality initiative, where she supports refugees to rebuild with essential job and life skills. Through her life and work, Jessi continually shows that dedication can overcome adversity.