GALS Program Assistant
Justina first joined the WCI team as a Non-Profit Management Intern in 2017. In 2019 she returned as a Program Assistant for the Girls Advocacy and Leadership Series (GALS). In her role as GALS Program Assistant, Justina helped successfully coordinate the program by providing assistance to the Director, facilitating a workshop on diversity, and serving as an advocacy coach to a group of participants. Justina also helps secure food donations, collect program data, and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program. Justina is currently assisting WCI by monitoring and evaluating our GALS programs both in Kenya and Philadelphia. While majoring in Urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania, Justina interned at various organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, the Philadelphia Film Office, and Convenant house. Her most memorable internships are with United Helping Hands where she lived in an orphanage in Phutung, Nepal teaching life skills and English to the children. She is passionate about addressing a wide range of issues such as gender, class and racial inequality and the broken criminal justice system. Her motivation for addressing these issues comes from her first-hand experiences growing up in North Philadelphia. Outside of her professional life, Justina is a guardian to her younger brother, an eyelash extension technician, a belly dancer, and a painter!