Cheyney University junior Kristan Justice followed in her father’s footsteps when she chose his alma mater. The Keystone Honors Academy Scholar from Philadelphia is a non-traditional student who came back to school after working for non-profits as a career development and drug and alcohol counselor.
Kristan is majoring in communications, with a minor in psychology, and maintains a high grade point average. She is a residence hall advisor who hopes to start a group in her dorm this year to encourage young men and women to set higher standards for themselves.
The student member of the Cheyney University Council of Trustees, Kristan encourages her classmates to take on leadership roles and assume responsibility for their future. She helped found The Youth Congress in Baltimore, Maryland, which petitions for the rights of young people and serves as their voice among legislators.
A single mother, Justice had to overcome many adversities to follow her dreams. She is writing a book that would serve as a guide for at-risk youth, especially young girls, to help them deal with their problems constructively. She hopes to get involved with political campaigns upon graduation and, ultimately, be a speech writer for U.S. presidents.