On April 17, 2023, the Class of 2025 Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander Scholars Program participated in the program’s inaugural field trip. The trip is designed to build community among the scholars, while connecting them to alumni who embody the legacy of Dr. Sadie Alexander. This year’s trip was to Washington, DC, where Scholars enjoyed the opportunity to explore the range of paths and impact of alumni at organizations spanning both the public and private sectors.
Scholars enjoyed robust conversations with alumni including Damon T. Hewitt, L’00, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Kedric L. Payne, L’01, Vice President, General Counsel, and Senior Director of Ethics; Blair Bowie, L’17, Restore Your Vote Director; Nick Hall, L’18, Cooley LLP Associate; Elizabeth Tang, L’17, Senior Counsel for Education & Workplace Justice at National Women’s Law Center; Yiyang Wu, L’12, Partner at Relman Colfax; and Ashley Nicole Williams, L’19, Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Oval Office Operations at the White House (pictured here with the Scholars). The Scholars also had the opportunity to meet White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.