- Major Business Economics & Public Policy and Legal Studies & Business Ethics
- Hometown Spokane, Washington
During his time at Penn, Javion has discovered a strong interest in public policy, and the ways business and government institutions interact, particularly in cities. He has come to see his business education as highly intersectional, as an approach to solving problems in society that require the collaboration of both private and public actors. Javion has already started to take some of what he has learned and implemented it through his leadership work with Black Wharton Consulting. Javion also played a key role in the co-founding of the Wharton Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Group (WEDIG), a new student organization with the mission of increasing the satisfaction of student populations that have been historically underrepresented in Wharton. After WEDIG’s first year, Javion had the opportunity to help recruit first-year students. It felt surreal for an organization that started off as merely an idea to recruit a new class of students and to know that it would be self-sustaining and able to exist long-beyond his time at Wharton. For Javion, receiving a Named Scholarship has allowed him to worry less about his finances while in college, and instead has enabled him to focus on extracurriculars, exploring, and finding the things he loves.
“Instead of purely needing to focus on my finances while being a college student, I could focus on finding and discovering passions, that I otherwise would not have been able to.”