University: Cornell University
Majors: Africana/Caribbean, Latina/o, Minority, Indigenous & Third World
Languages: English, Castellano Spanish, Trinidadian Patois, Latin
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Biography: Jeremiah Grant Jr. studies Africana/Caribbean, Latin American, Latina/o, Minority, Indigenous and Third-World Studies at Cornell University. As a first-generation American of Trinidadian-Amerindian heritage, Jeremiah is an active advocate for investment in underrepresented, underestimated communities internationally. His research at Cornell revolves around foreign investment and its impact on vulnerable populations living in poverty.
His previous independent studies research focused on Chinese presence in Jamaica and the legacy of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund from 1917-2017. His current independent study research at Cornell looks at the parallels ofSino-Africa and China-Caribbean relations. He finds purpose in studying the interactions between the Global West, Global East and Global South. Jeremiah has been recognized as a Gates Millennium Scholar, Bezos Scholars, Coca-Cola Scholar, Harlem YMCA Black Achiever in Industry. In 2016, was named one of The Root’s “Young Futurists in Social Justice.” Jeremiah has worked at JPMorgan as a Public Finance Summer Analyst. He currently serves as a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum.
Jeremiah loves hiking, having climbed the Catskills and Rocky Mountains with the Navy Seals/Alpine Endeavors and the National Outdoor Leadership School respectively. This past semester he helped lead a trip of 19 students to Jamaica and hiking through the Accompong Mountains of Jamaica. His goal one day is to hike the Great Wall of China. Jeremiah credits his love for physical activity to his early beginnings in the martial arts. At Cornell, Jeremiah has competed on the nation’s #1 ranked collegiate team in Olympic-style Taekwondo.