An interview with Shemaine James was conducted on May 6, 2021, in New York, NY, by Opeoluwa Olaniyan for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Shemaine James is a current student at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and is also a member of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP). She plans on transferring from BMCC to Hunter College and eventually working in the medical field. Shemaine is originally from Guyana and came to the United States in hope of securing better opportunities. She is passionate about her education and gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of social norms on mental health.