Morgan Christopher CC'14 – Global Scholar'13
As a rising senior majoring in comparative ethnic studies at Columbia College, Morgan is passionate about social justice and education reform. In her free time, she works for The Youth Leadership Program in Spanish Harlem, which engages youth in anti-oppressive training workshops about health justice. Next year, Morgan will be named director of the program and is excited to continue working toward a healthier community. As a fellow for Asian Americans for Equality, Morgan interns at Flushing High School, where she co-teaches and co-facilitates financial health classes and a youth program. For the youth program, Morgan created a six-week identity curriculum designed to give students a better sense of self and a deeper understanding of how identity affects all aspects of life. She is also the curriculum chair for the organization GEQUA, an alternative spring break program which explores the development of women’s roles in a global society. Morgan is especially interested in decreasing the high school dropout rate among Native American students and hopes to teach high school on her reservation in the future. She also plans to obtain a Master of Social Work degree. As a participant on the Global Scholars Program, Morgan is looking forward to researching development through the lens of education, and specifically how political institutions and national governments support that development. She firmly believes that GSP will complement her future goal of supporting her community.