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Programs: Peer Leaders

Academic Year 2016-2017

Caila Bowen
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Douglasville, GA
Major: Undecided
Favorite Quote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Groups/Activities: CSO (Member and Public Relations), Sankofa (Mentor), CSRD (Research Assistant), ASO (Member)
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  Jukurious S. Davis
Graduation Year: 2018
Hometown: Helena, Arkansas
Major/Minor: Africana Studies and Education
Favorite Quote: "I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole." —Malcolm X
Groups/Activities: Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts (SWAT), Tisch Scholars Program, Sankofa Youth Project, ACE Fellows, College Access Mentoring Initiative (CAMI)
  Alexandra G. Fognani
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Washington, DC
Major/Minor: International Relations, Peace and Justice Studies and Middle Eastern Studies
Favorite Quote: "The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself." —Steve Maraboli
Groups/Activities: Tisch Scholar, Association of Multiracial People at Tufts, Sankofa, Democracy Matters
Jonathan Innocent
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Roxbury, MA
Major: English
Favorite Quote: "Don't believe in kings, believe in a Kingdom" —Chance the Rapper
Groups/Activities: BlackOut Step Team, B.S.U., and S.W.A.T.
  Menbereselassie N. Kebede
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major/Minor: Community Health
Groups/Activities: ENVY, Black Student Union, African Student Organization, Bridge to Liberal Arts Success at Tufts, Tisch Scholars
  Christihanna Morrison
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major/Minor: Education and Africana Studies/ Child Study and Human Development
Favorite Quote: "When tyranny is law, revolution is order" —Albizu
Groups/Activities: Tufts Literacy Corps, Caribbean Student Organization, Spoken Word At Tufts, Tisch Scholar, Onyx Magazine, Caribbean Dance Team
  Sara Oarman
Graduation year: 2019
Hometown: Chelsea, Massachusetts
Majors: International Relations and Arabic
Favorite Quote: "Peace begins with a smile." —Mother Teresa
Activities: Tisch Scholar, Interfaith Student Council, Muslim Students Association, Amnesty International
  Sylvia R. Ofoma
Graduation Year: 2017
Hometown: Great Bend, Kansas
Major: Community Health
Favorite Quote: "The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
Groups/Activities: Tufts Admissions, TCU Senate, Tufts Marathon Team
  Joanah Sylla
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Major: International Relations
Minor: Economics and Entrepreneurial Leadership
Favorite Quote: "If you wanna talk about influence, man, then you've got to realize that influence is not influence. It's simply someone's idea going through my new mind." —Jean Michel Basquiat
Groups/Activities: African Dance Collective, Essence A Capella, African Students Organization
Kayla Williams
Graduation Year: 2019
Hometown: Red Bank, NJ
Major: Undecided
Favorite Quote: "To thine own self be true."  —William Shakespeare
Goups/Activities: Tufts Women's Rugby Football Club, Association for Multiracial People at Tufts (AMPT)

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