Shaneika Bowra

University of the District of Columbia

Shanekia Bowra, a junior at the University of the District of Columbia, is a student-athlete majoring in Accounting. She is Captain of the UDC Track team, Membership Chairperson for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), and Public Relations Officer for Women of Worth. For the last two years, she has been active in work at the UDC Food Bank, Business and Career Building skills and presentations skills sessions (with Women of Worth), and coordinating with the Career Center at UDC to further success for women in the community in job application, interview, and work skills. This work has been part of Shaneika's interest in fighting inequality in both opportunities for women and in career readiness for women. She is currently working with the District of Columbia Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative DCTMI)researching m n how to attract and retain volunteers at the undergraduate level, generally, and mobilizing volunteer recruitment at UDC, specifically.

Ronald Mason Esq.
President
University of the District of Columbia

Personal Statement

In most households in Jamaica, you can't avoid church with your parents. Yes, sometimes I was forced, but then it just became natural that I wanted to attend. Through my church, I helped fundraise for the homes in and around our church community. This taught me that all people need help, and we can all find ways of giving back to our communities. I didn't know that first aid, food, and clothing drives for the homeless in Kingston, Jamaica would lead me to become a first-generation college student in the capital of the United States. But I knew that we all need the help of others. That's why I volunteer as the Public Relations Officer for Women of Worth which is a University organization dedicated to empowering women on and off campus in the D.C. area. This is also why I'm working with DCTutorMentor in my Capstone Project to help increase volunteerism among undergraduates. One of the areas that I continue to work in is levelling the gender field. I would like to work with United Planning Organization to mentor Capstone groups in foster parenting, pre-school nutrition, empowering women, and housing advocacy. I brought my family and my church's tradition of community service to UDC and the D.C. community; I hope I can continue that giving at a bigger level with UPO.

Shaneika Bowra
Business, Accounting: Class of 2020
written 2019

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Sarah Lutes, UNC Asheville Seda Sahin, Univeristy of Connecticut Bernardo Villarreal Rodríguez, Universidad de Monterrey Elizabeth Paige, University of Baltimore Itzel Velazquez, University of Central Arkansas Jordan Borenstein, University of Central Florida Hunter Caudillo, University of Central Oklahoma Delali Nenonene, University of Dayton April Singleton, University of Delaware Amanda Wittebort, University of Denver Mikaela Lopez, University of Houston-Downtown Nicolas Robledo, University of Illinois at Chicago Natalie Benson, University of Indianapolis Jocelyn Roof, University of Iowa Kaitlyn Frick, University of Kentucky Dyamond Gray, University of La Verne Sarah Nichols, University of Maine at Augusta Maheen Haq, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Madison LaCure, University of Massachusetts - Boston Marvens Pierre, University of Massachusetts Amherst Elizabeth Anusauskas, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Twisha Mohapatra, University of Massachusetts Lowell Shravya Jasti, University of Miami Jalen Rose, University of Michigan-Dearborn Robert Harper, University of Minnesota Danielle Friz, University of Missouri - St. Louis Daisy Ward, University of Montana Adrianna Pittman, University of Montana Western Lizbeth Perez Hernandez, University of Nebraska Omaha Kaitlin Griffin, University of New Hampshire Joyce Yao, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Yesika Sorto Andino, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Adriana Zarate, University of North Georgia Hector Robledo, University of North Texas at Dallas Malaika Michel-Fuller, University of Northern Colorado Sashay Carroll, University of Northern Iowa Carson Ball, University of Oklahoma Carter Gale, University of Pennsylvania John Farris, University of Redlands Mary-Kate McGeary, University of Rhode Island Lina Tori Jan, University of Richmond Nina Schneider, University of San DIego Nyteia Tyler, University of San Francisco Karen Padilla, University of South Carolina Beaufort Danica Leaphart, University of South Carolina, Columbia Andrew Spencer, University of St. Thomas Shaneika Bowra, University of the District of Columbia Livia Karoui, University of the South Jordyn Gaurkee, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Emiliana Lopez, University of Wisconsin - Madison Zach Atkins, University of Wisconsin - Parkside Madison Hale, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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