Deshawn Shepherd is a 19-year old Chicago native from the Roseland community. DeShawn attended Thornwood High School and earned his GED from Olive Harvey College in December 2012. This past summer he participated in the One Summer Chicago Plus job program during which time he worked at St. Stephens Church. Currently, Deshawn is enrolled as a full-time student at Olive-Harvey College, majoring in healthcare. His long term career goal is to be a successful pharmacist. Deshawn believes success is earned and not given. He would like to thank his mother, Latrice Shepherd, father Deshawn Robinson, and late grandmother, Emma Jean Robinson for never giving up on him.