Abigail Hall

Howard University

2021

Political Science
Atlanta, GA
I’m a first-generation American citizen and the child of immigrants from Jamaica.. I chose Howard because of the Capstone scholarship that I was awarded, and for it’s location in Washington, D.C.. I have seen first-hand that, in our society, one’s identity predisposes them to marginalization and exploitation. I would like to play an active role in creating a more equitable and just America.. My motivation ultimately comes from the communities that I represent. Whether that’s Howard University, HBCUs at-large, Black people, women, Jamaicans, etc. Intersectionally, I have been gifted a platform to break glass ceilings for so many individuals and must show them their dreams are possible.. My ultimate goal is to be a Federal Judge. My proudest achievement to date is being elected by my peers to serve as the Undergraduate member of Howard University’s Board of Trustees. Although my on-boarding process was postponed due to COVID-19, it was a true honor to have the opportunity to be trusted to serve my University in that capacity. Additionally, interning during almost every consecutive academic semester while at Howard University. It’s another one of my proudest and the most meaningful accomplishments. It is a testament to my ability to strive and advance in the face of mounting priorities.. .