Miss Sierra Nevada 2019
Shalei Heflin is a 24-year old graduate of Pepperdine University with a degree in Vocal Performance and Acting. She has a heart for Jesus, the Miss America Scholarship Organization, and non-profit organizations benefiting the incarcerated. As part of her title, and as a child of parents who were once incarcerated, she advocates for her social impact initiative: "Strength in Separation: Furthering Relationships between Incarcerated Parents and their Children." She is excited to support, advocate, and represent the Miss California Organization, as well as Children's Miracle Network and partnering organizations.