Darrien Wilkes is a sophomore studying political science at Wilberforce University. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Benedictine High School. While in high school Darrien was very active in the Cuyahoga County’s 4-H program, centering on community service and the youth voice. Darrien has been involved in countless political forums and green projects such as beach cleanup action days. Upon arriving at Wilberforce University, Darrien has been involved in the Student African American Brotherhood and the C.L.E.F. Society of Distinguished Artists. Darrien aspires to become a foreign service officer. His dream job would be to serve our country as a United States Ambassador.
Jae’nae Walker is a Junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in Biology. She is a proud advocate for sustainability on her campus. Her aspiration for this year is to promote and spread the word about the Green Movement at Wilberforce University. With her partner she is hosting events that brings awareness, fun and information to the student body. In addition to her work as a College Ambassador, she is a part of two Royal courts as Miss Junior and Miss Phi Beta Sigma. She is also involved and serves on the Executive Board in the Optimist Club, Pre-Alumni Council, Poet Society, Mentor Mentee program, SGA and Pre-Med Society of which she is President.
Donald Brooks is a Rehabilitation major at Wilberforce University. While attending Environmental Charter High School in Lawndale California, he became where very active in his community. He rallied around environmental and public health issues. This young activist conducted surveys and presented them to the city council to pass the Tobacco Retail License law in Lawndale California. Since he arrived at Wilberforce University, he has been an active member of the Green Team and the Student African American Brotherhood.
Wilberforce Ambassadors Donald Brooks and Na’Asiaha Simon embarked on a campaign to establish a recycling program in the dorms. They educated the student body on the basics of recycling by holding a Residential Life recycling competition. Check out this video here.
NaAsiaha Simon was born and raised in Fresno, California. As a member of a close-knit family, she understands the value of a strong community and activism at all stages. She hopes to continue to bring that spirit to her campus. Upon graduation, She plan to attend grad school and obtain her masters in Public Relations and hopefully work in public relations and specialize in event management. Currently, Ms. Simon serves the President of the Women of Opportunity organization.