2015 HPJ Fellows


Andrew Wells

Andrew Wells is a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Economics and Comparative Literature. In addition to his studies, Andrew is also the Deputy Student Attorney General and Chief of Staff of UNC’s Honor System. He hopes to combine his interests in legal advocacy and social change after graduation by pursuing a career in public defense or nonprofit advocacy work. Andrew was born in Memphis and was raised in Flat Rock, North Carolina.


Ashley Simpson

Ashley Simpson is a Senior at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Public Policy with minors in Social & Economic Justice and Business Administration. She has a special interest in juvenile justice. She’s had the opportunity to work with incarcerated juveniles leading life skills workshops in Cape Town, South Africa and Durham, North Carolina. Ashley comes to Frontline with past consulting experience, having worked on a business management-consulting project for a small business owner in Platanilla, Panama. Ashley wants to be able to get wider-lens view on social issues and understand how to address these problems in a sustainable and equitable manner.


Jasiel Martin-Odoom

Jasiel Martin-Odoom is a Senior Criminal Justice – Forensic Psychology major with double minors in Social Justice Theory and International Studies from Ghana, West Africa. In the past, Jasiel has volunteered with the Saratoga Homes for the Homeless After-school program with middle school children experiencing homelessness. Currently he is a volunteer caseworker for Project Identity, a social service agency that provides indigent clients with various forms of identification from all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Jasiel’s interests lay in reduction of juvenile recidivism, social entrepreneurship and social justice issues of minority populations.


Joshua Davis

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Joshua is a Junior at Georgetown University. During his time at Georgetown, Davis has gained experience in a variety of different fronts, including sales, business operations, tutoring, store management and social engagement. He is involved with Georgetown Club Soccer, and The Corp, the school’s only entirely student run business. He aspires to become a leader in social change on the global front.


Khari Johnson

A Mississippi native, Khari Johnson is a Sophomore English major at Tougaloo College. He has been active in social justice work since a young age working with groups like UAW and Better Schools Better Jobs. At Tougaloo he is a member of the newspaper staff, Computer Science club, and NAACP Y&C. After graduation he seeks to go to film school where he plans to put focus on minority stories and display the love, dignity, and pride they possess.


Lual Charles

Lual Charles was born on the island of Saint Lucia and moved to the Bronx, New York. He now attends Wheaton College in Massachusetts as a Senior where he studies Anthropology and Economics. Lual is an active member of his college community where he serves as treasurer of the 2016 class council and president of The TWAP (Together We All Prosper) House. He aspires to positively contribute to the assistance of underprivileged communities and strengthening international relations between people of color.


Taylor Webber-Fields

Taylor Webber-Fields is a North Carolina native with family in Fayetteville, NC. She is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill class of 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in African, African American and Diaspora Studies. With aspirations of being an educator and motivational speaker, her main interests include race, gender, and class based social justice issues as well as community service and outreach. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys cooking, spoken word and live music.