Director of Detroit Programming Affairs
Shaunte Wilcher, 25, is a native Detroiter and the youngest of five children. Wilcher was raised primarily by her mother who implanted the power of perseverance from a very earlier age. Despite her poverty stricken upbringing, Wilcher obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Community Development, Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University. Thus, becoming a first generation college graduate.
Currently, Shaunte is a 2016 fellow with the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan where she works diligently to pass legislation for earned paid sick leave. In addition to this role, she is employed as a nonprofit executive where she works to build partnerships with civic and religious organizations. Wilcher also serves as inaugural fellow with Emerge Michigan,a political training institute for democratic women with desires to serve in public office. In her spare time she is an avid volunteer with her church, Michigan Education Justice Coalition, Detroit Voices and Covenant House Homeless Shelter.
As a community servant and amateur chef, who enjoys cooking anything with bacon, she wears many hats. Her life goals revolve around breaking systematic injustice barriers to promote equity on all levels.
Shaunte believes a true feminist will fight for political, social, and economic equity for all women.