Joneka Percentie, of Charlotte, NC, graduated in May 2017 with a degree in Mass Media Communication and minors in Women's and Gender Studies and Africana Studies. Joneka will remain in Charlotte to pursue volunteer work as one of Jehovah's Witnesses, seek further writing opportunities, and continue working on her civic engagement project. "One of my most rewarding undergraduate experiences was working with Morgan Flitt ’18 on our civic engagement project, Uncovering Charlotte. Collecting and documenting women's contributions to Charlotte through multimedia storytelling was exciting and life-changing; I could not have picked a better way to close out my undergraduate career." As a Levine Scholar, Joneka interned with Safe Alliance as a domestic violence court advocate, Colorstock as a communication fellow and contributing photographer, and For Harriet as a writer and editorial assistant. Joneka spent a semester studying communication and gender studies at Ewha Woman's University in Seoul, South Korea, and part of a summer studying health and healthcare in Stellenbosch, South Africa. On campus, Joneka worked with the Office of International Programs to coordinate and support programs such as International Festival, International Women's Day, and International Education Week – where she created and presented a workshop on the unique experiences of Black students while studying abroad. "Working with organizations on campus such as the Office of International Programs and the Multicultural Resource Center really helped shape my identity as a 49er. Each moment brought me closer to the UNC Charlotte community, whether it was interacting with other students through diversity trainings or putting up flyers and exploring different areas across campus."