We're thrilled to introduce the Justice Champions Fellowship Program's (JCFP's) 2023-2024 cohort: Destinie James '24, Helena Stewart '26, and Jasmine Winston '26.
JCFP is a new initiative to support undergraduate students attending a historically Black college or university (HBCU). Fellows will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding, engage with mentors, and work on meaningful projects.
Learn more about the fellows below.
Destinie James '24
Destinie is a rising senior at Tuskegee University, majoring in computer engineering and electrical engineering. She serves as the founder and current President of the Furthering Futures Foundation. As an active student leader, Destinie is the class Events Coordinator for the Student Government Association, NSBE Senator, and Economic Development Committee chair for the Gamma Tau chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
An entrepreneur at heart, she owns four businesses. Her internship experience includes IBM, NASA, MITRE, Boeing, Bell Flight, Lyft, and Georgia Power. She has also worked on research projects with Tuskegee University, FAMU, UMD, and other institutions.
When she's not working, Destinie enjoys making clothes, traveling, shopping, and exercising.
Helena Stewart '26
Helena is currently a rising sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University, pursuing a degree in construction management with a vision to embark on a commercial real estate development career. She plans to use her degree to pursue a career in commercial real estate development while helping to encourage economic growth in the areas she develops in.
Helena hopes that JCFP will enhance her research skills and knowledge about sustainable practices in the construction industry. She aims to contribute valuable research to help construction professionals become more environmentally conscious.
In her free time, Helena enjoys crafting activities like painting and ceramics. She also loves traveling and values the opportunity to hear from people with unique perspectives.
Jasmine Winston '26
Jasmine Winston is a rising sophomore at Florida A&M University. She hails from Madison, Wisconsin, where she grew up surrounded by lush forests and beautiful lakes. Her choice to study environmental science stems from her desire to comprehensively understand the environment and become a dynamic agent for change.
Jasmine is anticipating that JCFP will equip her with the tools to research sustainable energy solutions and help her expand her network.
In her leisure time, Jasmine is drawn to beach destinations where she can scuba dive or snorkel amidst healthy, biodiverse reefs. While traveling, she also likes to savor new cuisines and immerse herself in various cultures. Nature walks accompanied by podcasts are among her favorite pastimes.
The Justice Champions Fellowship Program is made possible through the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.