Donald Stuckey is a 2022-2023 Fellow at DTE where he is the Environmental, Social, and Governance Fellow in the Corporate Secretary’s Office. Learn more about Donald below.

Being valued

Grabbing some food with my cohort before heading to the Michigan Governor’s Service Awards ceremony where Challenge Detroit was being recognized.

Before becoming a fellow, I had many jobs in the past that were extremely negative environments. I felt like I was a robot that did not have the opportunity to think for myself or to try new ideas. When I started working at DTE Energy which is my host company, I stepped into an environment that was a complete 180 from what I was used to.

My team at DTE energy is one of the most competent and supportive groups that I have ever had the chance to work with. They allow me to ask as many questions as I need and as often as I need. I see my ideas and talents being put into action and valued by the executives and my immediate supervisor.

This is the same experience that I have had working with the other fellows, and our challenge partners. The environment is one where I am able to share my ideas. On the last challenge project, members of my team appreciated my skills and talent. We would work together to take the ideas that I had and modify them to more effectively work for our project.

So far this fellowship has been a very unique and rewarding experience in which I have grown as a professional.

 About Donald:

Donald Stuckey II, Detroit, MI. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in Political Science. I have two Master’s degrees—one from Wayne State University in Dispute Resolution and the other from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Public Administration and Policy. As a side hustle and hobby, I enjoy photography. I also enjoy casual video gaming. Over the last several years I’ve come to enjoy staying healthy by doing cardio and strength training multiple times during the week.

Why should someone apply to be a Fellow?

If you are looking to build a rewarding career, especially here in Detroit, with the added benefit of serving the Detroit community, you should look no further than Challenge Detroit. It may take a few tries to get in but the opportunities are well worth the work to get in.