I’m Morgan Lewis, I am a sophomore Track A Major from Richmond, Virginia. My main influence to be a justice major stems from the mantra “Be the change you want to see in the world.” It sounds extremely cheesy and cliche to say but in a world where people that look and live like me are marginalized and have a generational distrust of the justice system, I want to change the system from the inside in. Since middle school, I worked very closely with the PAL (Police Athletic League) which is a non-profit violence prevention program for teens that works to build a trust between police officers and the youth by incorporating academics, free programs and leadership workshops. I work there as an administrative youth leader managing our Youth Leadership Council and Summer programs. My passion is to serve, whether that be as an officer locally in my hometown or as a lawyer, I feel as though I am destined to help.
My name is Jair Oglivie and I am a junior Track A major from Prince George, VA. I was unsure for awhile what exactly I wanted to do with my life but I knew I would love to dedicate my life to helping people and I feel that Justice is a great stepping stone to achieving that. I feel that a life dedicated to the betterment of yourself and those around you is a good life lived.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.
My name is Austin Neal, and I am a Justice Studies Track A Major with a Minor in Creative Writing. I’m from Alexandria, Virginia, but due to my family’s military background I have lived all over the United States. I aim to use my Major to help others and to fight for justice where it is needed, and to use my Minor to eventually become an author to write stories that will change and influence people’s lives for the better through entertaining and teaching them.
“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”
My name is Jimmy Duvall, I am a Justice Studies Track A major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I come from Manassas VA which is where I spent most of my life. The reason for which I chose Justice Studies and Criminal Justice is due to the fact that when I was a little kid I have always felt safe when a police officer were near by. Ever since then I knew that what I wanted to do was give people the same feeling of safety I got as a kid; and what better way to do that than through justice?
My name is Austin De Tray, I am a Justice Studies Track A major. Im from Winchester, Virginia, but I was originally born in Ohio. I was originally a Finance major, but I decided that Finance was definitely not for me. After the long thought process of choosing another major i felt that Justices Studies was the best option for me. My father was also a great influence for me to go into Justice Studies as well, since he also obtained a degree in justice. Hopefully I can follow in his footsteps.
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
– Vince Lombardi