Where Ya From? Quibilla Divine

Posted: April 03, 2013

Quibilla Divine

Age: She won't reveal, coyly saying "I'm in my 50s."

Where she's from: Divine is a Philly native who grew up in Allegheny West. She now lives in Tioga.

What she does: She received her undergraduate and master's degree from Lincoln University and heads the education department at the Women's Christian Alliance. Divine also volunteers at the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP.

What do you like about Philadelphia? "I love the culture, I love the diversity. . . . Despite what people say, I love the friendliness of the people."

What do you like to do when you're not working? "Really, what I like to do is ride a bike. . . . I like to go out to eat and dance, socializing and networking with friends."

What would you do to fix the city? "I would make sure that each [child] had a graduation coach so they knew who was responsible for helping them to excel and graduate and become great."

- Regina Medina

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