Election Year: 2021
Election Constituency: United States of America
Scholar Status: Scholar Alum
Rhodes Identifier: Georgia & Balliol 2021
Phaidra S. Buchanan is a senior at the University of Georgia, where she is pursuing a B.S. in Education. Phaidra helped examine the university's role in the institution of slavery and studied the lived experiences of enslaved people connected to the university as a member of the History of Slavery at UGA research team. She also volunteers with an organization working to ensure equal access to higher education for students of immigrant families. Phaidra plans a career as a teacher "who fosters criticality, compassion, and joy," and as an advocate for policies that empower students and communities. At Oxford, Phaidra plans to further her studies in education.