Walter Anthony Jean-Jacques

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Class Year: 
2014
Area of Study: 
Racial Politics, American Urban Politics, Caribbean Studies, Education Policy
Student Status: 
Undergraduate alumni

Walter is from Newark, New Jersey and a graduate from Columbia University in the City of New York, who double majored in African-American Studies and Political Sciences.

While at Columbia, Walter interned with the United States House of Representatives, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law, the National Urban League, the African-American Policy Forum, and the National State Attorney Generals Program.

He was a recipient of Departmental Honors for African-American Studies by completing a senior honors thesis entitled: "Urban Talented Tenth: Racial Politics of Overlooked African-American Males in Higher Education," and the Ella Baker Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement by the Institute for Research in African-American Studies.

Currently, Walter is a 6th Grade English Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher at Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland through Teach For America.