Destiny Benjamin

Destiny Benjamin in a Duke shirt

African & African American Studies Ambassador

Class of 2025
Major in African & African American Studies; Minors in Political Science and Sociology

Hi! On campus, I am Chief of Staff of Black Women’s Union, Co-Treasurer for United in Praise, Abele Ambassador for the Mary Lou Williams Center, and I’m on the Advocacy and Black Caucus Committee of the Black Student Alliance. I’m also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. In the future, my ultimate goal is to work in incarceration reform as well as inhibit the effects of the school-to-prison pipeline for young Black people. In my free time I like to read, write poems/blogs, watch and play basketball, and workout!

Favorite Class: Any class with Professor Candis Watts Smith is a good time! She is an incredible professor and mentor and makes any political science course even more interesting.