Maya Thornton, Grambling State University
Maya Thornton is a rising senior at Grambling State University majoring in political science. Thornton has served as the junior class associate justice, a student ambassador, and as the Student Networking Team Coordinator’s Assistant for the National Society of Leadership and Success. She is a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors college and has maintained a spot on the President’s List during her time at Grambling State University. She is also an English tutor for the state of Louisiana through the Gear Up program. During the fall semester of 2019, Ms. Thornton was inducted into the Alpha Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity, Inc. She is passionate about studying race and gender politics and hopes to encourage change in the conditions of Black Americans through her research. After completing her undergraduate degree in political science, she plans to pursue a PhD that explores the intersectionality of gender and racial politics.