Faith Govan, Whittier College
Whittier College sophomore Faith Govan is a passionate advocate for disenfranchised populations. An action-oriented leader, her ability to conceptualize and implement programs prompted her appointment as a Fellow at Whittier College’s Center for Engagement with Communities. In that role, she coordinates a mentorship program for local high school students who might not otherwise consider higher education. She is strengthening the College’s network with social service agencies in our community and building student involvement. Using expertise gained through a self-designed major (Social Reintegration Post-Conflict)- and through projects while studying in South Africa, Faith anticipates working with refugees and ex-convicts to promote their successful participation in society.