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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.