Hometown: Long Island, New York
Year in School: Senior
Major/Minor: Political Science/Sociology
Expected Graduation: 2018
At Spelman, I am a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International and I am a Social Justice Associate in the Spelman College Social Justice Program. I am a regular tutor and mentor in local middle schools. I also am a member of Triple Threat Philanthropy, a community service organization with an emphasis on philanthropic giving.
After Spelman I plan on pursuing my Juris Doctor. I will become a lawyer advocating for children who have been impacted by poverty and familial neglect. I would also love to have my own talk show on Day Time TV.
What is your most memorable contribution as a Campus Queen?:
To date, my most memorable contribution as a Campus Queen is immediately starting the "Miss Spelman's Life Class" series in the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic school year. I believe that life is our best teacher so I wanted to create the space for students on my campus to talk, grow, learn and heal together. The series has been a big hit covering topics such as mental wealth and physical wealth and "What to Do When Plan 'A' Falls Through." Dealing with the realities of life can be hard as a college student, and often times isolating. It is important for me to open up the dialogue about sensitive topics affecting college students so that my peers know they are not alone and have a friend in me. As Miss Spelman College, I aim to be relatable and transparent with my student body. I feel as though this is the first step in changing lives and bringing ourselves to new heights. In addition to covering deep, serious issues in the life classes, I make sure that there are several opportunities to laugh, bond and connect with my Spelman Sisters.
Jessica Lillian Dedeaux