University: Millsaps College
Ericka M. Wheeler, Carrollton, is a senior at Millsaps College, where she is a pre-med student with majors in History and English. Her honors thesis “Crime, Race and Police Brutality through Historical Fiction” navigates complicated historical and autobiographical issues. Ericka is President of Millsaps College Intercultural Student Organization and Co-President of Millsaps College Gospel Choir. She is an Alzheimer’s disease social activist who has sought to assist Alzheimer’s patients capture their memories in short-story booklets. Raised in the heart of the rural Mississippi Delta, Ericka has a passion for social justice borne in a desire to return from her studies to pursue issues of race and health in Mississippi.