Marquis Emerging Leaders

Bernita Foxworth Faust

Title: Opera Singer, Actress, Educator, MIT Residential House Manager, Mansfield University Manager

Company: Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Education: Pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication (focusing on Public Relations and Strategic Communication), Villanova University;

Opera Program, Brooklyn College;

Completed the Opera Program, Eastern University;

Received a diploma in Opera, Temple University;

Bachelor’s Degree, Humanities and Voice, Vorhees College, South Carolina, 1980

Career History: Residential Housing Manager, MIT;

Data Analyst, Secretary of the Board, Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP);

Music Teacher, Newark, New Jersey;

Music Teacher, Notre Dame Academy, Jersey;

Music Teacher, Pope John Paul II School, New Jersey;

Opera Singer;



Event Planner, Adventures, North Carolina;

Event Planner, another company in Summerville, South Carolina

Bernita Faust, Opera Singer, Actress, Educator, MIT Residential House Manager, Mansfield University Manager, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of education, management, and entertainment.

Every endeavor that Ms. Faust has set her mind to has yielded great rewards for her professional and personal accomplishments. In this current phase of her career, she remains semi-employed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a housing manager while she matriculates as a graduate student at Villanova University, where she is studying communications with a focus on public relations and strategic communication. In addition, she’s involved with Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) as a data analyst and secretary for their board. It’s an organization that helps people of color to learn how to advocate for themselves with doctors to have the best medical outcome. They work in all avenues and collaborate with many people in mental health, churches, private individuals and other organizations such as United Way and Rutgers University. Ms. Faust has previously worked as a music teacher in Newark, Notre Dame Academy, and Pope John Paul II School in New Jersey. She is also an opera singer, actress, as well as an educator.

While she is currently studying at Villanova University, Ms. Faust has completed an opera program at Brooklyn College and Eastern University, on top of receiving a diploma in opera from Temple University. In 1980, she received a bachelor’s degree in humanities and voice from Vorhees College. She maintains professional affiliation with the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (SAG-AFTRA), the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), the International Association of Women (IAW) and Meeting Professionals International. Ms. Faust’s work has lauded recognition as being included as an inductee of Golden Circle at MIT (for working at MIT for 25 years), and Who’s Who Among Women and Who’s Who in Academic Excellence.

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