Georgia Miss Amazing is made possible by our dedicated and experienced volunteer committee. 


We’ve got a new team! Learn more below about the women behind the event!

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Rachael Dooley

Director

Rachael graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2018 with a degree in Cognitive Studies and a minor in Special Education. Her involvement with Miss Amazing began by attending an event to support a friend of hers who was participating, and then signing up to be a buddy at the National event in 2015. After that, she came back and served on the committee for Tennessee Miss Amazing 2016. In 2017, Rachael became Director of Tennessee Miss Amazing, and has been Director since. As of 2019, she is directing both Tennessee and Georgia Miss Amazing. She has always been extremely passionate about working with individuals with disabilities as well as empowering women to reach their greatest potential. She always strives to inspire women to be fully aware of their incredible inner and outer beauty, to walk with confidence, and to always build others up. Rachael is so honored to have the opportunity to serve as Director of both chapters and enjoys every minute of it.

rachael.dooley@missamazing.org

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Jazz Ford

Co-Director

Jazz is a senior at Belmont University, studying General Business and hopes to get her master's degree in International Relations after her undergraduate graduation. She has hopes of working with nonprofits to promote knowledge and inclusion of marginalized groups. This is her third year working with Miss Amazing, and she is so unbelievably proud to be a part of the whole experience. Her passion and love of people with disabilities stems from her cousin, Jaylen, and her desire to make the world a more accepting place of all people. She hopes that you all enjoy the show and have a great time!

jazz.ford@missamazing.org

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Erika Ford

Participant Coordinator

My name is Erika. I am a teacher in Forsyth County Schools working with individuals who have severe and profound intellectual disabilities. I was a paraprofessional for two years before becoming a teacher of record. I have been teaching in Forsyth County for two years now. I’ve been involved working with individuals who have disabilities for as long as I can remember and decided to make a career out of it. My passion stems from the pure love and joy of working with these individuals but also because I have a cousin who has speech apraxia. I graduated with my bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia in 2015 where I also played basketball for the university. I recently graduated from Georgia State University with a Master of Arts in Teaching in Adapted Special Education. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the Georgia chapter of Miss Amazing.

erika.ford@missamazing.org

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Alyssa Wise

Buddy Coordinator

Alyssa Wise is a native south Georgian, growing up in the Valdosta area. While attending Valdosta State in 2015, she began helping organize Camp Cocoon which is a bereavement camp for children who have lost loved ones. She has been part of the team that puts on Camp Cocoon for 4 years now. She loves getting to spend time with children in the community where she grew up and help them overcome tragedy. She spent 3 years in Hospice, volunteering to see residents and working closely with her volunteer coordinator to help deliver flowers to residents and have a local rescue group bring a few foster dogs out to interact with residents and promote adoption. At the end of the day, Alyssa loves making people smile and can’t wait to experience her first Miss Amazing!

alyssa.wise@missamazing.org

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Angelina Cody

Volunteer Coordinator

Angelina Cody is a University of Louisville Alum. She moved to Georgia from Kentucky where she was a Non Profit Program Coordinator. She spent time at International Book Project running the Books as Bridges program while spreading knowledge of cultural literacy to children in the Commonwealth. Angelina wants to help inspire other women through her journey of fitness and self-love. She is so excited to be able to blend her love for helping others and female empowerment to help her with Georgia Miss Amazing this year!


angelina.cody@missamazing.org

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Patricia Irizarry

Public Relations Coordinator


Patricia is a fourth-year student at the University of Georgia studying Public Relations, with a minor in French and certification in New Media. While this is her first year with Miss Amazing, Patricia has always been very passionate about fighting for inclusivity, advocating for women's rights and helping women build each other up. She believes it is so important for women to value not only themselves, but each other, and that lifting each other up is a super power that everyone has. She is very excited about what's to come with Miss Amazing!

patricia.irizarry@missamazing.org