Vera Morris is currently residing in Cary, North Carolina. She is a Consultant at Yardi Systems, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina and a Professional Model with Marilyn’s Agency, Greensboro, NC and recently signed with MMG, New York City.
Vera received her Associates of Arts degree from Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication, from the University of Georgia.
After losing a family member, and other friends to breast cancer, in 2015, Vera became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen, in which she would raise awareness about breast cancer, and speak at events. She was an Honorary Chairperson for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Charlotte NC, where she was marketing events for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and attending fundraiser events. She also is an Ambassador for Pretty In Pink Foundation, Raleigh, NC, and a Certified Community Ambassador for National Breast Cancer Foundation. She was appointed to be a Patient Advocate Panelist for Tigerlily Foundation’s Patient Advocacy in Policy Change to End Health Disparities series March 2021. Vera is the Founder of Treasure Your Chest Inc. which was created to provide funding to help educate both women and men about the importance of breast health, as to help uninsured women get a mammogram. She also started the “Treasure Your Chest” blog in 2021, that features stories from women and men impacted by breast cancer, that is found on her website www.veramorris.com. Vera is a former Miss North Carolina USA 1998 and was awarded Miss Congeniality at the televised Miss USA 1998 pageant. Vera was United States of America’s Ms. North Carolina 2021-2022 and was awarded 2nd runner-up in the recent United States of America’s Ms. 2022 pageant in Las Vegas.