Witney Christie, Segal Fellow

Witney Christie

2015 Brandeis Undergraduate Segal Fellow

Witney Christie is a third-year student at Brandeis University and she’s passionate about education. She is majoring in Education Studies with a minor in African and Afro-American Studies. While at Brandeis, Witney graduated a semester early from the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP). Additionally, she is the president of the Brandeis Black Student Organization (BBSO) where she co-founded “BeSO Educated 101”, a pilot program aimed at providing low-income and minority high school students with resources to aid them during the college application process. The pilot, started in Waltham High School, will be instituted fully as a credit-bearing elective course. Witney also works at the Lemberg Children’s Center and has been a Teaching Specialist with BeSafe in Boston. Additionally, she spent five years working part-time at To Our Children’s Future with Health, a community health planning nonprofit in Philadelphia. Witney’s focus continues to be on urban education and youth development. She has made it her life goal to strive for educational equality in her community and beyond. This summer, Witney is interning at America’s Promise, supervised by Melinda Baskin Hudson, creating a D.C. Education Policy Map and will be coached by Asim Mishra, Chief of Staff for the Corporation for National and Community Service.