Saleshia Ellis is a from Fort Pierce, Florida. She graduated from Florida State University majoring in Urban Planning. She began her college career as a participant in the Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement, FSU’s program for first-generation students. She recently interned in the DC Office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the Delta Research and Educational Foundation. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Service Scholar, and Social Science Scholar programs. Through her positions, she has volunteered with several non-profit organizations where she has 800 community service hours. She was recently awarded the university’s President’s Humanitarian of the Year award. Throughout her time at FSU, she was inspired to develop a university initiative focusing on supporting and uplifting black women. She refers to it as #Blackgirlmagic. After completing the Humanity in Action Fellowship program, she plans to earn a joint degree in law and public policy.
Updated May 2019