Spotlight on Students – Wislande Guillaume ’12

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.

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