30 Under 30: JaVonté Mottley ’08 ’09
JaVonté Mottley ’08 ’09 received her undergraduate degree in legal studies, and her master’s degree in public administration. She is a social insurance specialist with the Social Security Administration. Mottley is service-oriented, and she possesses superior work ethic all of which are demonstrated daily. She is instrumental in assisting the agency in efforts to streamline all aspects of the government’s policies, procedures and functions.
Mottley gives ultimate credit to her mentor Dr. C. Keith Harrison for providing unconditional mentorship throughout her UCF years and career life. She co-authored Sport and Religion in the 21st Century (2015) and Basic and Applied Social Psychology- Don’t Call Me a Student-Athlete: The Effect of Identity Priming on Stereotype Threat for Academically Engaged African American College Athletes (April 2012).
She volunteers in the Atlanta community at local nonprofit organizations informing the community about their Social Security benefits, and also helps distribute food and clothing to the area’s homeless. She is involved with her local UCF chapter, and is planning to serve as a guest speaker for one of Harrison’s courses. Mottley exemplifies and upholds the UCF creed with integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence.