Christina Phelps ’17
Albright Fellow 2017

Christina Phelps
Christina is a Sociology major and Education Studies minor with an interest in the democratizing function of the American education system.

Christina is a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Her senior thesis seeks to understand how community college students make meaning of their circuitous route through higher education, and the role that the community college plays for students in emerging adulthood. In the summer of 2016, she spent time in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio conducting in-depth interviews for her thesis. Additionally, she served as a teacher for the Mamelodi Initiative, a non-profit organization that serves students in the township of Mamelodi, South Africa. On Wellesley’s campus, Christina is a leader of the Stronger Communities Stronger Schools volunteer organization, and president of Black Women’s Ministry. After graduation, Christina hopes to work with underserved African American youth before pursuing her Ph.D. in sociology.