Joneka Percentie

Hometown: 
Charlotte, NC

The closeness to home, possibility of international study and emphasis on civic engagement brought Joneka Percentie ’17 to UNC Charlotte and the Levine Scholars Program. With majors in mass media communications and Africana studies and a minor in women’s and gender studies, Joneka has seized opportunities for “giving back to the community, initiating creative and fun ways to invoke positive change on campus, and balancing classwork with all of the awesome things Charlotte has to offer.”

Joneka has studied abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa and is currently studying in Seoul, South Korea. She is a member of the Feminist Union and the North Carolina Student Power Union. She has volunteered with International Festival, Ronald McDonald House, Dane Marathon, the Girl Talk Foundation, the Undergraduate Research Conference and the UNC Charlotte Community Garden. She is a blogger/activist for the SPARK Movement, was the For Harriet Summer Editorial assistant, and has interned with the Women + Girls Research Alliance, Safe Alliance, and Girl Talk. “With hundreds of student organizations and clubs, there is never an excuse to be bored in your dorm room. Whether it is fundraising for Charlotte Dance Marathon, organizing with the Feminist Union, or joining Greek life, it is exciting to see how students give back to their community.”