School: Virginia Union University Major: Criminology/Criminal Justice & Social Work Site: Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Ebony Medina Watson was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She graduated from Roosevelt Senior High School, attended Nassau Community College, worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and transferred to Virginia Union University, in Richmond, Virginia. Mrs. Watson is a double major pursuing her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice and her Bachelor of Social Work Degree. She has maintained a 3.7 grade point average throughout her collegiate career and she’s accomplished all of this as a first generation college student. Mrs. Watson is an active member of The National Black Association of Social Workers, Phi Alpha National Honor Society of Social Work, Alpha Phi Criminal Justice Honor Society, The Social Work Club, and The Ebony Ladies Mentoring Program Inc. As an intern she plans to enhance and preserve the legacy of Maggie L. Walker, by learning more about the historical heritage, which in turn helps her to shape her own values and better understand her heritage. She looks forward to developing her public speaking skills as she shares
Maggie Walker’s story with guests of all ages, races and backgrounds. She is excited about this internship, and she looks forward to enhancing her leadership skills as she builds a greater relationship with the team of professionals at The Maggie L. Walker House.