A MODEL OF MENTORSHIP
MPH/MSW joint degree candidate Jennifer Early has been selected as a 2022 Minerva Scholar. The Minerva Scholarship program was established by Women in California Leadership to support the advancement of women. She has also been named a 2022 Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow. The Harris Fellowship, named in honor of Howard alumna Patricia R. Harris and administered through the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, is a one-year program designed to provide students interested in public affairs careers the unique opportunity to gain mentorship from an accomplished public affairs professional. A California native, Early earned her BA in Africana studies from San Francisco State University and shortly after served as an Americorps VISTA fellow in Oakland public schools, supporting youth through mentorship, colleague readiness, and truancy reduction in the Bay Area. Early is entering her second year of the dual degree master’s program in public health and social work, with a concentration in community, administration, and policy.