Our Fellows join us from our own backyard and across the country coming together to live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit for one year. These individuals are the next generation of leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise. They are innovators and entrepreneurial thinkers, all with a passion for Detroit. Read their stories below.

  • Alana Tucker
    Host CompanyDowntown Detroit Partnership
  • Alexis Davis
    Host CompanyEquity Education
  • Arnesha Jennings
    Host CompanyGoodwill Green Works
  • Brandi Davie
    Host CompanyCrestmark Bank
  • Daniel McDougall
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Danielle Partyka
    Host CompanyDTE Energy Foundation
  • Elise Kendall
    Host CompanyOneMagnify
  • Emma Ottenhoff
    Host CompanyGoodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
  • Eric Lofquist
    Host CompanyDetroit Parent Network
  • Folake Oyegbola
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Hannah Miller
    Host CompanyForgotten Harvest
  • Jasmine Mack
    Host CompanyChamber Music Society of Detroit
  • Jodi Hicks
    Host CompanyPWC
  • Johnnie Wagman
    Host CompanyLEAR Corporation
  • Kelly Perez
    Host CompanyWaitTime
  • Kristen Davis
    Host CompanyHamilton Anderson Architects
  • Lauren Wright
    Host CompanyQuicken Loans Community Investment Fund
  • Madison Schillig
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Matthew Schmitt
    Host CompanyTeenHype
  • Medvis Jackson
    Host CompanyDetroit Homecoming
  • Megan O’Brien
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Montinique Lynch
    Host CompanyChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear
  • Rachel Pawluszka
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Robert Luzynski
    Host CompanyThe Stewardship Network
  • Summar Abdelnour
    Host CompanyRock Ventures, LLC
Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows are program alumni who went above and beyond in their program year. These individuals have been invited to return to Challenge Detroit in a fellow leadership capacity coordinating the efforts of the current fellowship class while also acting as peer mentors.

  • Brandi Keeler
    Senior Fellow - Interview Trip Lead Ambassador
  • Elizabeth Grabowski
    Senior Fellow - Design Coordinator
  • Ezekiel Harris
    Senior Fellow - Challenge Coordinator
  • Kenneth Andejeski
    Senior Fellow - Challenge Coordinator