London Arnold is a junior at Spelman College majoring in
International Studies with a concentration in International
Development. Her interest in poverty research was sparked when
she interned for the non-profit organization, Operation HOPE.
Since her internship, she has continued to pursue research and
bring awareness to issues of poverty, specifically in
African-American communities. After she graduates from
Spelman, London plans to pursue a Master’s degree in public
policy or international affairs.
Francisco Brady is a junior economics major at Howard University
with a minor in philosophy. Francisco has a strong interest in
labor market dynamics as it pertains to socio-economic outcomes.
Francisco is an intern at the Department of State in Washington,
Symone Johnson is a sophomore at Spelman College majoring in
Her social justice work began when she joined the Social Justice
Fellows Program and assumed the role as President of the Spelman
chapter of Active Minds, Inc., advocating for the increased
awareness of mental health conditions on college campuses and
within minority communities. Her research interest is in Positive
Psychology, focusing on how socioeconomic status, community
interactions, and self-identity influence happiness and quality
Olivia D. Jones is a rising senior at Howard University. She is
majoring in Psychology and minoring in Human Development. She is
highly active on campus; participating in the Chicago People’s
Union Club, Psychology Club, and volunteering at Girls Inc. After
graduating from Howard University, she plans to attend Graduate
school and aspires to be a Clinical Psychologist.
Taylor Ladson is a junior psychology major at Spelman College.
After graduation, Taylor plans to pursue a PhD in psychology.
Taylor enjoys doing community service and spending time with
family and friends.
Cynthia McLeod is a sophomore Psychology major, Afro-American
Studies minor at Howard University.
As a member of the National Council of Negro Women, Howard
University section, Cynthia McLeod has spent her undergraduate
career discovering a passion for serving marginalized
communities. As she continues in her studies, Cynthia intends to
expand her political and social network to better advocate for
Jeremy Prim is a junior sociology major at Morehouse College.
Jeremy’s research interests focus on the area of educational
attainment, specifically the effects of socioeconomic status on
college preparation for African American males to matriculate
into four-year colleges and universities. After graduating from
Morehouse College, Jeremy plans to attend graduate school and
pursue his doctoral degree in sociology with a focus in education
Darien Waite is a junior sociology major at Morehouse College.
Darien is interested in the arts and their affect on educational
achievement. He hopes to one day open a charter school, which
will emphasize the importance of the humanities and arts to youth
in neighborhoods where resources are scarce. After Darien
receives his Bachelors degree in Sociology from Morehouse
College, he would like to go to graduate school to further his
research in the arts and its correlation with educational