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Government and Sociology, College, 2019
This summer, Shakera studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a first-generation student studying government and sociology. This fall, Shakera will serve as President of the Georgetown University Women of Color and a coordinator for The B.R.A.V.E. Summit (which she helped to create). Both organizations are focused on engaging some of the most disproportionately marginalized groups on campus in social justice issues. Her past professional positions involve interning for the Office of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine and the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama, and this past summer, Shakera interned with the Mayor of Richmond, Virginia (her hometown). Drawing on her personal observations and experiences, Shakera is very passionate about providing resources to survivors of domestic violence, ensuring that housing is affordable for all, and improving the accessibility of education. In the future, she plans to pursue her Master’s in Public Administration concentrating on Local and State Government Management.