Ciao! My name is Justin Edwards, and I am from Lafayette, Louisiana. I am a rising senior at Howard University in Washington D.C. where I study Political Science and Economics. Howard University helped open the doors to a life changing opportunity, studying abroad in Rome, Italy during the Spring of 2018. While in Rome, I studied European Politics and Global Issues. I was afforded the unique opportunity of interning at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center during my time abroad, where I worked on fundraising, data analytics, and French and English language instruction. I am passionate about empowering underserved and minority communities. During that same Spring that I was in Europe, I received the distinct honor of being named a 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholar for my commitment to leadership and service. Embodying Howard University’s motto, “Truth and Service,” I am both an avid scholar and a devoted public servant who plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate degree upon graduation.
“You, my friends, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in the world, rather, serve one another humbly in love.” —Galatians 5:13