1. Daniel C. Roberts
Daniel C. Roberts currently works in Legislative Affairs and Communications at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Previously, he served as Legislative Coordinator for Federal Relations at the National Governors Association (NGA).
2. Christopher Huntley
Christopher Huntley currently serves as Deputy Speechwriter in the office of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid. Christopher has drafted speeches for issues ranging from national security and defense to energy, health care, trade, equal rights, and police brutality. Prior to this role, he served as Deputy Press Secretary for the Senate Democratic Policy & Communications Center…
3. Alyssa Cochrane Grannum
Alyssa Cochrane Grannum is a 29 year old Bowie State University graduate and currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education in 2009 and has been teaching in Prince George’s County for seven years. In 2010, she realized that the stories she was reading to her students had characters that didn’t reflect the population she taught.
4. Stacey Filé
Stacey Filé began her career with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through an internship with The Washington Center. Following her internship, she was employed as an Electronics Engineering Consultant for CSSI, INC., continuing her work with the FAA. She currently provides engineering solutions and program management support for over two thousand engineering projects for the sustainment…
5. Eboni-Rose Thompson
Eboni-Rose is an education and nonprofit professional. She is currently a manager of alliance engagement at America’s Promise Alliance, leading their Caring Adults initiative. In this position, she works to strengthen the capacity of communities across the country to better serve their young people and increase high school graduation rates through cross-sector collaboration.
6. Tina Bonner
Tina Bonner may not be a household name but it would appear that she somehow lucked up on success jumping from an 18 year old ordinary freshman in college to a 21 year old local celebrity, DJ Eskada, DJaying on the same ticket with names such as Wale & Drake and now at only 25 a partner with powerhouse branding firm, The O Agency, developing the branding visuals for superstar NFL & NBA players such as the Buffalo Bil
7. Bryan A. Thomas
Bryan A. Thomas is a 5th generation native Washingtonian, who currently serves as the chief strategist and senior financial consultant to the CFO of Eye Street Investments. Despite being one of the newest partners in the firm, Bryan was recently appointed to serve as the President of Eye Street Equities – a subsidiary of Eye Street Investments (ESI).
8. Ebonee Rice
Ebonee Rice a women’s rights advocate and non-profit professional. In her work as National Director at Enroll America, she leads efforts to engage a diverse group of national partners in significant health coverage outreach and enrollment-related efforts. In addition, she serves as Chief Ambassador at the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute where she manages and leverages partner relationships…
9. Darrell Gaston
Darrell Gaston is currently the LGBTQ Housing Specialist in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Muriel Bowser in Washington, DC. Mr. Gaston is responsible for training transitional and shelter staff on LGBTQ culture competency and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ homeless youth. With almost 43% percent of homeless youth who identify as LGBTQ, Mr. Gaston works tirelessly to find housing for LGBTQ homeless youth.
10. Keenen Geter
Keenen currently works for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, where he serves as her Community Liaison. In his role Keenen serves as office liaison for State’s Attorney Mosby, where he briefs her on community affairs related topics that take place in the southwest district of Baltimore. Keenen also accompanies State’s Attorney Mosby at various events and meetings held outside of the office.
11. Britt Wright
Britt Wright is a 25 year old is graduate of George Mason University. Britt has been pouring in to both Baltimore and Washington D.C since his arrival to the DMV in 2008. Britt has served as a reporter for WPGCTV, Counselor for Upward Bound and more recently started an Art Showcase called #CurationDC, while continuing to pour knowledge into GMU students/Alumni. Britt also has organized fundraiser
12. Keith Howard-Streicher
Keith Howard-Streicher is an Assistant Director at the American legion. In this role, he acts as counsel and presents verbal arguments on behalf of claimants during hearings at the VA Board of Veteran Appeals. Mr. Howard-Streicher works closely with his colleagues in the economic and legislative division of the American Legion assisting with veteran’s employment, homelessness, and education.
13. Barrington Little
Barrington, is a native Washingtonian, who currently sits as a Senior Security Analyst for BAE Systems assigned to their Intelligence & Security Sector. Prior to his tenure with BAE, he spent two years as a Lead Mission Support Analyst for CACI International. He also spent two years as an Embassy Representative for the U.S. Department of State, and was also the Director of Marketing for The Black Swan Group.
14. Tatum Harrison
Tatum Harrison is the founder and CEO of The Queen Academy, an innovative mentoring program for girls 13-21 in the Washington, DC area.
15. Laurina Hedd-Williams
Amazon’s Kindle Best Seller Author, Laurina Hedd-Williams, is a 22 year old Liberian Creation of God. She graduated from the prestigious Howard University with a B.S. in Health Science. In May 2015, Laurina released her first book ” Spread Your Wings” – Soaring Through God’s Kingdom. Since then Laurina has been Amazon’s Kindle Best Seller Author, and started her own weekly conference call “girlBUSINESS”
16. Andrew Nguyen
Andrew is an eclectic marketer, motivational speaker, and brand philosopher. He is an MBA graduate from Hampton University originally from Lanham, MD. He is currently the Co-Founder of The O Agency, a brand and performance marketing agency serving some of the top government contractors, professional athletes, and SMB businesses owners in the country.
17. Sofia Rodriguez
Sofia Rodriguez, also known as “SoFITfia” in the fitness industry, is an up and coming fitness professional in the Washington DC area. She comes from a military background, having traveled and lived in different states as well as countries. Being bilingual and multi-cultured, Sofia has been able to inspire and motivate individuals from all facets of life through her passion for fitness and health.
18. Stephanie A. White
Stephanie A. White, 29, is the Human Resources Director at Shelter House, Inc. Established in 1981, Shelter House is a community-based nonprofit organization that focuses on providing services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence in Fairfax County, VA. Stephanie joined Shelter House in April 2014.
19. Leah D. Garrison
Leah D. Garrison is currently an Advisory Consultant at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, the world’s largest provider of professional services including industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80% of the Fortune 500.
20. Tiffani Berry
Ms. Berry is currently the CEO of Life By Xpression, LLC, a company dedicated to building leadership through creative coaching and organizational development consulting and is also the Executive Director of Life By Xpression, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on impacting communities through building youth leadership.
21. Imani Joy Smith
Founder and CEO of Joyous Evolution Dance Company; a dance and mentoring program in the DMV area.
22. Hugene Fields
Senior auditor for CPA firm Gelman, Rosenberg, and Freedman
23. Erica Danielle Woods
Legal counsel for the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security in Washington DC
24. Janice Omadeke
Founder of The Mentor Method is reimagining the mentor/protégée dynamic to address the urgent need for genuine, simpatico mentor relationships.
25. Pokuaa Owusu-Acheaw
Legislative Director for Maryland Senator Joanne C. Benson of the 24th Legislative District
26. Shannon Williams
Founder of STRIDE (Self Awareness, Teamwork, Responsibility, Independence, and Excellence) an initiative focused on fashion as the basis for mentoring underprivileged girls in DC
27. Nikki Thompson
A Congressional Aide for the Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-8), the Ranking Member on the Budget Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. She acts as a field representative throughout the state of Maryland and also manages constituent issues regarding Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and Transportation.
28. Jonathan Murphy
System Administrator at Howard University
29. Khiree Smith
International Speaker, third year Georgetown Law Student, and Founder of The Brilliant Group LLC
30. Dr. Ashley Elliott-Adams
Mental Health Specialist, Motivational Speaker, Educator, and Owner of Vivid Innovations Consulting, LLC