Title: 1) Letter Carrier 2) Business Owner
Company: 1) USPS
Location: North Carolina
Education: Associate, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Living Arts College, High Point, NC (2011)
Career History: Letter Carrier, United States Postal Service (USPS) (2021-Present);
Owner, www.zonjabuey.itworks.com (online health product line business) (2014-Present);
With, Priscilla McCall’s;
With, Cole’s Warehouse;
Janitor, All Washed Up Cleaning Service, North Carolina;
Display Products, Front Row Events Group, North Carolina;
Distributor, It Works! Global, FL;
Loader, Unloader, UPS, North Carolina
Zonja L. Buey, Business Owner and Letter Carrier at the U.S. Postal Service, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the fields of business and public health.
Driven by her passion for the medical field, helping others, and building healthy relationships with people, Ms. Buey has found success as the owner of an online health product business since 2014, a venture sparked by her own weight loss journey. While in pursuit of an associate’s degree from Living Arts College in College, which she earned in 2011, she also became a certified medical assistant—a designation that converged with her near-diagnosis as a diabetic while she was pregnant with her son. Determined to shed the pounds, she became dedicated to a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits and ended up dropping 80 pounds, going from 260 to 180. The transformation provided her with hope and a sense of confidence that she can do anything she sets her mind to, which is the feeling she has since been helping others feel. Through her business, Ms. Buey works hard to promote her wide variety of products through social media and other outlets, seeking to reach, connect with, and motivate people.
In addition to her entrepreneurial endeavors, Ms. Buey has served as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service since 2021. She previously worked at Priscilla McCall’s, Cole’s Warehouse, All Washed Up Cleaning Service, Front Row Events Group, and as a loader/unloader at UPS. When she isn’t occupied by her primary responsibilities, she frequently gives back, donating clothes to charities and people in her community, and has helped her local church feed the homeless since 2014. With a personal motto that “health is wealth,” Ms. Buey looks forward to continuing to inspire people to take care of their bodies and achieve their dreams, grow her business, and do her best throughout her mission to impact people’s lives.