Born in Haiti, and raised in Miami Florida, Kwolanne Felix is a sophomore at Columbia College studying the history of the African diaspora. As the creator of the Inclusion and Diversity Task Force at her school, she seeks to advocate for the needs of marginalized students through collaboration and community organizing. Kwolanne’s passion for international politics, human rights and gender equality has been expanded through her experiences working in communications with the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Organization for Women. Moreover, her time as a research assistant for the Political Science Department at Columbia College investigating human rights and gender issues in African politics has fortified her love for advocacy on an international scale. In her free time, she writes a column for the Columbia Spectator reflecting on nuanced intersectional issues of her community. After receiving her BA, Kwolanne will pursue a law degree focusing on international legal studies.
Updated May 2020