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UCD-SPREE Summer 2016 Cohort

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Angela Carter
Howard University

Angela Carter is a junior psychology major at Howard University with a minor in Afro-American studies. Angela is currently a research assistant in the psychology department studying the creativity and personality. Her research interests include identity formation, structural racism and inequality. After graduation Angela plans to pursue a Ph.D in psychology or ethnic studies. 

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Christopher Coleman
Morehouse College

Christopher Coleman is a junior Psychology major from Washington, D.C.  At Morehouse College he is involved in the Psychology Honor Society, Psi Chi, and a member of the Morehouse Tigersharks swim team. As a child Christopher spent most of his time reading, learning Kung-Fu and performing at the Kennedy Center. His naturally inquisitive nature is eventually what led him to pursuing a degree in psychology. Christopher’s interest in learning about others and the world around him is what inspires him to be a positive change agent in his community.

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Phallon Foxworth
Spelman College

Phallon Foxworth is a sophomore psychology major at Spelman College from Detroit, Michigan. Her interest is in criminal behavior and is on the track to becoming a forensic psychiatrist. She is a member of ENACTUS and has done community service work with the YWCA Interim House Shelter for Women and Children of Domestic Violence and the yearly iHeartMedia Sista Strut breast cancer walk to name a few. One of Phallon’s career goals is to open numerous halfway homes across the country for returning citizens with the hope of reducing the prison recidivism rate.

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Gabrielle Hall
Howard University

Gabrielle Hall is a rising senior at Howard University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Secondary Education. She is an active student on campus, as a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, the Howard Gospel Choir, and mentoring organization, Jewels, Incorporated. Gabrielle developed her passion for education and policy as a legislative intern for United States Senator Patty Murray in 2015, and plans to pursue a career in this field with a focus on urban and minority education.

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Kayla Hunter
Spelman College

Kayla Hunter is a junior Environmental Studies major with a public health minor at Spelman College. Being born in New Jersey’s largest urban city, she has become passionate about minority health and environmental justice. Studying public health at Morehouse College has opened her eyes to the ways in which environment impacts health and this has fueled her motivation to pursue a Master’s and PhD in Public Health Policy. Kayla is greatly honored to be conducting research on the sociological effects of poverty through the UCD-SPREE program.

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Asia Ivey
Spelman College

Asia Ivey is a junior psychology major at Spelman College. Asia’s research interests focus on the trauma of poverty on educational achievement, as well as the way Black students value their education based on their understanding of their socioeconomic status. Asia found her calling to study poverty and education after spending summers with Freedom School and seeing a lack of intrinsic motivation within her students. This led her to specifically focus on poverty and traumatic stress within Black, middle school aged students.

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Kamal Middlebrook
Morehouse College

Kamal Middlebrook is a junior psychology major and criminal justice minor at Morehouse College.  In high school, Kamal became very interested about why people think and behave the way that they do, which is why he chose to pursue a degree in psychology. Having brothers that some consider “delinquents” who are also living in poverty has peaked Kamal’s interest in researching poverty and how the many aspects of poverty are related to criminology.

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Malcolm Thomas
Howard University

Malcolm Thomas is a rising junior at Howard University. Malcolm is honors student, majoring in Political Science and Economics. He serves as a mentor for the Freshman Leadership Academy, using his past experiences to benefit the new members of the academy. As a delegate from Howard University, Malcolm embarked on a trip to China as a part of a Cultural Immersion Campaign to promote global leadership. Malcolm is also a member Young African American Leadership Initiative, in which he served as the team leader for the public policy research group when the organization travelled to Ghana.

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