Meet the Inaugural Unum Academy Members

In 2022, EPU created the Unum Academy leadership accelerator, with seven students from across five states. With a focus on self-exploration and building a deeper knowledge of specific equity-related issues, the Academy supports Southern college students on their personal equity journeys so they are prepared to take on larger leadership roles on their campuses and in their communities. The Academy experience culminates in a 200- hour paid summer internship with an equity- focused organization in the EPU network.

Amaya Griffin

Georgia State University

Valerie Johnson

Southern University and A&M College

Jada Ross

University of Tampa

Bryce Scott

Nicholls State University

Zoe Smith

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Isis Taylor

Southern University and A&M College

Walter Townsend

Tougaloo College