Junia is a first-generation Haitian-American, passionate about leadership and social justice.
Last summer, Junia was an intern at Brown University’s Center of the Study of Slavery and Justice, where she helped to plan an International Youth of Color Conference in order to form a global community to combat social justice issues. Throughout high school, Junia has been an active member of Black Affinity, a coalition of black-identifying students, as well as SICA, Students Involved in Cultural Awareness.
Additionally, Junia completed a thirteen-week leadership training at a Providence non-profit organization known as SistaFire. In this program, she joined a collaborative group of women in educating women of color about their community and empowering them to create change.
Junia will be attending Boston University in the fall where she intends to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science with a second degree in Caribbean or Ethnic Studies. She hopes to someday open a consulting company that aids women of color in designing the technology behind their businesses, including interactive apps and websites.
Congratulations, Junia!! Our team is honored to contribute to your educational goals with a $1,000 scholarship!