Amerald Wheatley-Johnson is a junior at the University of Southern California where she is majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Law and Human Rights. She was raised in the west suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. For most of her adolescence, she served at a youth-service organization planning leadership workshops, organizing lunches for unhoused individuals and volunteering at food shelters. This organization is where she found her passion for service work. This passion blossomed and transformed into the heart that she has for advocacy. Currently, Amerald is a cohort in USC’s first civil rights clinic, Agents of Change. Through this program, she has committed to a two-year tenure of researching and implementing circumspect solutions to civil rights issues. After completing her undergraduate education, she intends to pursue a Juris Doctorate which she plans to build a career specializing in public interest.