Class of 2022
Major & School: Human Services & Social Justice in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences with a minor in Africana Studies and STEM Teaching
Hometown: New York City, NY
What does it mean to be part of the commissioner team for you? Being a part of the commissioner team means having the opportunity to support turning innovative ideas into real life projects. It also means working with a team of people who value social innovation in service.
What is a social issue that you admire the way college students are working to address in our world today? I admire how college students are addressing issues around education in prisons. The Petey Greene Program has many college chapters that train college students to tutor incarcerated students who are often denied educational opportunities.
What is a piece of advice that you would give to a GW student interested in applying for a grant to execute their own project? GW students interested in applying for a grant to execute their own project should be sure to have conversations with the people they intend on serving. Research is never enough, being intentional about having those we serve involved in conversations about change is important.
What's something you feel you have learned about yourself in 2020? One thing I learned about myself this year is that I am skilled in building community and assisting people in recognizing mutually beneficial relationships in service.
What is one word that you hope describes your fall 2020 semester and why? I hope fall 2020 can be described as successful. In addition to my desire for personal academic success, I hope there is success for Black people in our marathon for change.