African American and Africana Studies

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Jordene Downer

I have chosen to minor in African-American and Africana studies to learn about the various cultures, and lives of black people around the world and how it has shaped the way people live today.

Before I began my freshman year, I participated in a summer program at Ursinus named Crigler, where I began taking Intro AAAS. The course really changed the way I thought about the African-American and Africana lifestyle and allowed me to learn a lot more than what I learned throughout my earlier education.

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Bowie, Maryland




African American and Africana Studies


Member of Sankofa Umoja Nia (SUN), Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS), Center for the Science and Common Good (CGSCG) and String Orchestra.