Staresha V. Hoskins serves as the RCAP Program Manager for the Delta Regional Authority; an independent federal agency that works to improve regional economic opportunities by helping to create jobs, building communities, and improving the lives of the millions of residents living within the eight states we service. Staresha is responsible for project and grant management activities including coordination with USDA Rural Development, other Federal agencies, and grantees. In this role, she serves as the liaison between the Delta Regional Authority and the USDA Rural Development.
Staresha received her undergraduate education at Delta State University in 2012 in social science, emphasizing in sociology. She was also awarded a graduate assistantship at Delta State University where she worked alongside The Chair of Social Sciences, Dr. Paulette Meikle-Yaw. While working with Dr. Paulette Meikle-Yaw, she delved heavily into the practicality of community and economic development literature-economic impact studies, feasibility studies, and other applied research paradigms. Staresha received her Master of Community Development in 2014 and has been employed with the Authority for two years.
Staresha Hoskins is a native of Greenville, Mississippi, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. When she is not working, she is heavily involved with her family and close friends. She enjoys reading, traveling, and exercising in her spare time.