Amelia T. C. Watkins Scholarship.
Scholarship support from the Amelia T. C. Watkins Scholarship gives Wislande Guillaume peace of mind from financial concerns while studying at Douglass. She is a women’s and gender studies and political science major, with a minor in psychology and will receive a certificate in women’s leadership. Wislande is goal oriented and passionate about human rights and strives to understand the experiences of others.
Last year, as a resident of the Human Rights House in the Global Village, she traveled to Romania to learn about children’s rights. She witnessed poverty in a developing country through a summer internship at a refugee camp in Ghana with the Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment.
She shares her strength as a leader as a Red Pine Ambassador and as a member of Scarlet Listeners, a student-run peer counseling center.
“Douglass shows me that I have something to offer the world,” says Wislande, who aspires to join the Peace Corps and pursue a graduate degree in gender and economic development.