Republican Party, digital and political director o f the Republican Party of Louisiana, and policy advisor to the Louisiana Attorney General. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps at the Pentagon and in Iraq. Kholofelo Theledi (2018 PHD H&SS) received an International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women to pursue academic work and lead
innovative community projects to empower women and girls. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in rhetoric. Jhacova “Jacova” Williams (2015 MAST BUS, 2018 PHD BUS), an associate economist at RAND Corporation, is an applied microeconomist focusing primarily on economic history and cultural economics. Her work has examined Southern culture and the extent to which historical events
have impacted the political behavior and economic outcomes of Southern Black people. She has also investigated the role of structural racism in shaping racial economic disparities in labor markets. Williams also earned degrees in applied mathematics and mathematics from the University of Maryland-College Park and Xavier University of Louisiana, respectively.
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