Soul Trak Student Ambassadors are valuable assets to their college campus. Our next generation of leaders will use this ambassadorship as an opportunity to collaborate with their peers within their ambassador cohort throuhgout each semester to build out promising outdoor engagement for students on Howard's campus.
Through the year, ambassadors will have access to monthly Soul Trak outings to explore different local outdoor adventures like paddling, hiking, climbing and many others. These activities will help fuel their excitement to get outside and also to use the outdoors as a classroom and workspace to plan on school wide campus initiatives.
Journee Harris is a Senior Psychology major at Howard University from Jacksonville, Florida by way of Washington, DC. Her family’s background in agriculture influenced her to create her own relationship with the Earth. Through the field of Community Psychology, Journee hopes to help connect other members of her community to resources that aid in their wellbeing from mental health services to urban agriculture workshops. SoulTrak is a way for her to learn more about outdoor activities and break down the stigmas about people of color exploring the Earth. Her favorite activities to connect with the Earth are hiking and gardening.
Lauren Bush is a sophomore chemistry and political science double major, mathematics minor, from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is interested in health diplomacy and finding the integration between science and background policy decisions. For fun, she enjoys hiking, biking, and cooking. She is excited to be a Soul Trak Ambassador this year and is dedicated to improving Howard students’ connection to nature by garnering more interest in Soul Trak events. In addition, Lauren is prepared to diligently plan to generate more programmed events solely for students.
Ahmari Anthony is a junior journalism major, English minor. She was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is currently attending Howard University. She is passionate about social justice and environmental issues. She spends much of her free time reading, writing, watching films or television. She enjoys learning, spending time with her family, giving back to her community, and exploring the world around her.
Jaylin Ward is a sophomore Journalism major and Community Development minor at Howard University from the Bronx, New York. She is an aspiring independent multimedia journalist and environmental justice advocate. She currently works alongside the Office of Sustainability at Howard and is the Co-Founder of the Mecca Market.
Hello, my name is Kia Lewis. I am a Sophomore marketing major from New Orleans, Louisiana. Since being in School of Business, I have been able to grow in my marketing skills and strengthen my profession interest in the field by working on projects with Estée Lauder MAC brand and presenting in front of brand executives in New York.Some of my current involvement on campus include being a member of the Howard University Chapter of the NAACP, American Sign Language Club, Louisiana State Club, and the HU Dream flag football team. I am excited to work with Soul Trak because I have always loved outdoors since I was expose to summer camps like 4H and Rotary in my youth. I now cycle, jog and hike in my spare time.
Ruth Ifeanyi Iwelumo, from Lagos, Nigeria. I am a junior biology major, chemistry minor at Howard University and I hope to go to medical school after graduation. I am really interested in community development and how to move the community forward one step at a time. I also am an advocate for mental health awareness. I love the earth and I love love.
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My name is Justyce Falkenberg, and I am a sophomore maternal and child health Education major, bio and chem minor from Macon, Ga. I chose to be an ambassador of SoulTrakHU because I have become more passionate about the environment, climate change, and holistic health. I want to help connect students with nature and environmental opportunities in DC because when you focus too much on schooling you can get stuck in the city and all of its stressors.
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Amber Paige is a public relations major and community development minor from Atlanta, Georgia who loves the peace and oneness that can be found in nature. She is passionate about community development and cultivating spaces where Black people can form vital connections with each other and the Earth. Amber aims to dedicate her work toward a healthy, equitable, and joyful future, and is excited to bring more of the local Black community outdoors through Soul Trak!
Breara began exploring her love for writing her freshman year of high school, though she has always enjoyed fiction and storytelling. Now a rising senior at Howard University, Breara has written many short stories, and serves as the Treasurer of The Sterling Allen Brown English Society, as well as co-editor of their literary magazine, Sterling Notes. In addition to Breara’s passion for writing, Breara enjoys spending her time in nature, whether she’s swimming in rivers, hiking trails, or hugging trees. Breara believes that nature is the best medicine and as an ambassador of SoulTrak Outdoors, she hopes to influence and encourage others to get outdoors too
Students will enjoy incredible opportunities getting outside and developing game plans to collaborate, organize and lead on their campuses. With the support of Soul Trak, students will plan to engage students of color on how to build a community that is more active and spends time outside.
Student ambassadors will make a commitment to take on leadership roles on their campus. Soul Trak will continue to work with its student leaders as they prepare to take action in their communities and on campus.
Soul Trak student leaders will:
Organize small gatherings and events on campus for other students of color with interest in outdoor engagement.
Implement initiatives on campus that they've initially planned during Student Leadership retreat with the help of Soul Trak Staff.
Lead small outings in local parks and trails. Work with other Student Ambassador and Soul Trak Staff for off campus outings and initiatives
Collaborate with outdoor organizations and student groups for different outing opportunities for Soul Trak members.