Hometown: Detroit, MI

Major: Sociology BA & English BA

Campus Organizations: President of Black Undergraduate Law Association and Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Let's get to know Shanene...

What inspired you to major in Sociology?

I have always been interested in studying the social institutions that affect our daily lives.

What classes have you most enjoyed? Why?

I really enjoyed SOC 310 with Professor Rachel Best because I was able to implement the research methods we learned over the semester into my own research paper. She's very nice and approachable as well! My favorite sociology class has been SOC 455 with David Schoem. I have learned so much about the American education system, including its history and current issues. David is very nice and passionate about the subject and his students!

What advice would you give to students considering majoring Sociology at UM?

Go for it! The program as a whole is amazing, including the professors, students, and classes.

Have you participated in an internship or research experience?

The summer after my sophomore year I participated in the UROP Detroit Community Based Research Program. The program placed me in an internship with Friend of Parkside, a Detroit non-profit organization, where I did research on the efficacy of the organization's annual Christmas program for low income children.

What do you hope to do after graduating from Michigan?

After graduation I'll be attending Wayne State University for law school. I plan on practicing civil rights law or international law.

Where is the best place in Ann Arbor to get late-night study food?

Wings Over on North Campus. It's inexpensive, open later than most places, and delivery is free!