Jakini Ingram, The Ohio State University
Jakini Ingram is a student at The Ohio State University, studying political science and African American Studies. She serves as the vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Secretary of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, a Buckeye Leadership Fellow, the African American Homecoming Queen, and a First Year Experience Peer Mentor. As a Dean’s List Scholar and Morrill Distinction Scholar, Ms. Ingram is extremely passionate about dismantling the educational and legal disparities that plague her community. She is particularly interested in studying the intersection of law, race, and politics by researching minority experiences with the American political system. Following her undergraduate studies, Jakini would like to pursue a Ph.D. in American politics. She hopes to go into public policy and advocacy work on behalf of black men and women who have been dealt with unjustly in legal spaces. She is also considering running for public office. By integrating her experience and knowledge acquired through the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute and PhD degree, she hopes to bring about social change by fostering critical dialogue.