Summer 2015| Posse Atlanta Quarterly

  

Brandeis Graduates First Posse from Atlanta

In May, Brandeis University graduated its first Posse from Atlanta. Aligning with the university’s philosophy of social justice, these Scholars collectively worked to raise consciousness on campus regarding social issues, especially relating to the experiences of students of color.

Several Scholars participated in the theatrical production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Entire World as well as the production of For Colored Girls, which was directed by 2015 Posse graduate Malika Saramaat “Sar'a” Imhotep.

During their tenure at Brandeis, seven Posse members studied abroad in countries that included Argentina, Bolivia, Denmark, Ghana, Great Britain, France, India and New Zealand. They set the example for Posses behind them to step out of their comfort zones and experience the world beyond their campus.

These graduates, now Posse alumni, continue to impress with their post-college plans. Ajai Scott accepted a position with Liberty Mutual and Karina Ayala-Casanova will be working for The Travelers Company, a Posse Career Program partner. Zion Griffin will pursue a master’s in international development at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Jill Martin is deciding between graduate school offers and an opportunity to return to India to work for her study abroad program helping female college students acclimate to Indian culture. Sar'a Imhotep accepted the prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship to begin the doctoral program in African/African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Posse Atlanta is overwhelmingly proud of its first graduating class at Brandeis University.    

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