Ever since she was inspired as a young teen at a career fair, alumna Alicia Jiggetts has wanted to pursue a career in law. But it wasn’t until her time at Richmond that she really connected that passion with the desire to help people through public policy and civic engagement.
At Richmond, Jiggetts was a Bonner Scholar with the Center for Civic Engagement, which meant she interned 10 hours a week for a nonprofit, school, or government agency as part of her scholarship. Her internships ran the gamut of social justice — from felon disenfranchisement and probation to unemployment and poverty. She was also a member of the WILL* program, where she explored her identity as a black woman, and served as editor of RVAGOV, a student-run website that covered local city council and school board meetings.