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 30/30 Princess Francois 
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Age: 26
Community Leader
Caribbean Heritage: Haiti
Location: New York 
 
 
Princess Francois is a secondary science teacher and Haitian American. As a student leader at Columbia University, she served as president of the Charles Drew Premedical Society, an organization which guides, supports, and encourages premedical students, with a special emphasis on underrepresented minorities, including Caribbean Americans, to become members of the medical field. As president for two years, Princess turned around an organization that was on the brink of discontinuation to become a successful organization that is alive and well at Columbia today. Some of her achievements included developing the Premedical Undergraduate Mentoring Program and creating Pulse: The Unofficial Lifeline Guide for Columbia's Pre-Meds", a 200-page guidebook that was a culmination of over 40 Columbia current and former premedical students sharing advice and experiences. For her leadership and success, she was awarded the annual King's Crown Leadership Award in consecutive years including a Gold Crown, Silver Crown and Leadership Legend Award for Pioneers. Princess was also active in other organizations including the Caribbean Students AssociationHaitian Students Association and Africa-Diaspora Literary Society.
 
Princess served as a Teach for America Corps Fellow for two years and due to her passion for paving the way for students of color to attain a STEM career, has continued teaching ever since. She teaches at a predominately Caribbean secondary school in her home community in Brooklyn, New York and has led her school to be School of the Year at the College Summit.  She has received recognition for serving as a Lead Science Teacher as well as other roles. Princess has certainly demonstrated her leadership potential and impact in the Caribbean American community.

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JUNE 2       A Taste of the Caribbean 

JUNE 3      Special Commemorative Church Service @ Holy Comforter Episcopal

JUNE 8       World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

JUNE 8-11  18th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE 10     DC Jerk Festival 

JUNE 18     Census 2020 Webinar - registration required

JUNE  19     To be Determined

JUNE 20      Forum on SMART ISLANDS/ SMART NATION at InterAmerican Development Bank

JUNE 21     Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

JUNE 22     Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards  & Forum 

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