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.

  • Addison Mauck
    Host CompanyDTE Energy Foundation
  • Alexandra Borromeo
    Host CompanyFord Motor Company
  • Ayesha Miah
    Host CompanyGoodwill Industries
  • Carmen Gibes
    Host CompanyWaitTime
  • Chelsea Coss
    Host CompanyGoldfish Swim School
  • Claire Antrassian
    Host CompanyQuinn Evans Architects
  • Danielle El-Amin
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • Emma Hays
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Hind Ourahou
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Idrees Mutahr
    Host CompanyDetroit Regional Chamber
  • Jarrett Sanders
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • JeNiece Freeman-Holt
    Host CompanyThe Platform
  • Jocelyn Aptowitz
    Host CompanyMichigan Opera Theater
  • Joy Wang
    Host CompanyStantec
  • Julian Rucker
    Host CompanyOneMagnify
  • Kaitlyn Bushbaker
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Kenzie Kramer
    Host CompanyAlly Financial
  • Kristelle Yewah
    Host CompanyLEAR Corporation
  • Lena McPherson
    Host CompanyPoWA
  • Lily Indenbaum
    Host CompanyGoodwill Industries
  • Makenzie Furber
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Meghan Strickland
    Host CompanyUCHC
  • Parker Jean
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Sarah Gargaro
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • Tina Saad
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Zachary Baker
    Host CompanyChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear
  • Zienab Fahs
    Host CompanyIFF
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