Shakiera Williams is a sophomore Psychology major at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. She exemplifies her major through her active engagement in projects and activities that support youth and adolescents' self-empowerment, social competencies, equality and social justice areas. She serves as a Leadership Ambassador for the Benedict College Service-Learning and Leadership Development (SLLD) mentoring initiative. As an Ambassador, she mentors youth of partner schools, agencies, and organizations.
As a Dean's Scholar and a member of the College's Service-Learning & Leadership Development Leadership Institute, she has been instrumental in serving as a role model for her peers. She is an active member of the Benedict College Sigma Alpha Pi Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
I firmly believe that, "One must inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more." I am a member of the Leadership Development Institute, a Service-Learning and Leadership Development initiative comprised of student leaders at Benedict College. In this capacity, I have assisted with developing and coordinating programs and activities dedicated to advancing civic engagement on the Benedict College campus and beyond. Additionally, I continue to involve myself in the surrounding community through activities such as mentoring at-risk youth and volunteering at local agencies that educate and increases awareness of substance abuse, risk management, and mental health. I aim to inspire my peers through my own actions.