Spotlight on: GapBuster alum and STEAM Instructional assistant Roland White

20140516_154704Roland White is a Maryland native and member of the GapBuster STE(A)M team, acting as an Instructional Assistant.

Roland is a rising senior at Morehouse College and experienced GapBuster for the first time on a California college tour when he was a junior at Bishop Mcnamara High School, from which he graduated cum laude in 2011. He has rejoined GapBuster for the summer program and says he feels inspired by the mission of the organization and the passion of its Executive Director.

GapBuster is “phenomenal,” said Roland, who descrobes his love for kids as a reason for coming aboard. “[The students are] funny, vibrant, learning…there’s something special about that. It’s humbling.”

At Morehouse College, Roland is a Spanish / Political Science double major with a passion for music. He is also committed to sevice, because as he puts it “that’s why we’re here. We’re here to serve.” He describes Morehouse as a unique experience because it is an HBCU (Historically Black College or University).

Roland is weighing his options as graduation at Morehouse looms. Law school, graduate studies, international ambitions…Roland White is grounded in his community and headed for great things.

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