Indea “Indy” Cousin, Wake Forest University
Indea “Indy” Cousin is a senior at Wake Forest University. She is majoring in political science with minors in philosophy and Spanish. She pursues social justice in Winston-Salem, the nation’s largest food desert, serving as the program leader for the Social Justice Residence Community for two years. In this role, she forges formal relationships between community leaders and groups on campus, and conducted an independent study on current food deserts in relation to systematic and institutional discrimination in Winston-Salem. She has participated in the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition, where she won first place in advocacy of affirmative action for women in a corporate setting. Indy also worked with the United Saints Recovery Project in New Orleans, Louisiana with members of the Wake Forest community. Over Spring Break, she co-directed other volunteers in efforts to rehabilitate areas affected by lasting Hurricane Katrina damage. After graduation, she intends to pursue a PhD in racial and ethnic studies or law school.