Christine Marie Slaughter first joined the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals (LAULYP) in 2016 and currently serves as its chair of Civic Engagement and Political Awareness. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles where she earned a Master of Arts in political science and currently studies Race and Ethnic Politics and Political Methodology. Ms. Slaughter is also a recipient of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, the Eugene V. Cota Robles Fellowship at UCLA, and the American Political Science Association Minority Fellowship. A magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College and a native of Virginia, she has dedicated much of her professional and personal life to empowering young Black women and girls through service, mentoring, and enlightenment. Ms. Slaughter aspires to become a professor of political science at a research-intensive university while remaining an active member of her community.