Rodeeia Carson is currently a first-year Ph.D. student in the American Studies department. Prior to attending George Washington University, Carson was a high school Social Studies teacher in Dallas, Texas. Her experience both in and outside of the classroom led her to pursue a graduate degree in American Studies. Rodeeia plans to use what she learns in the American Studies program to continue decolonizing spaces, adding seats to the table and creating space for often marginalized voices to be both heard and prioritized. Carson's area of focus includes Yoruba spirituality, Black Millennial women, and the African diaspora.