Approximately 35 Fellows of various intellects and backgrounds from our own backyard and across the country come 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. As with past cohorts, the Fellows are early- to mid-career professionals, men and women, of all races and ethnicity. They all hold at least a bachelor’s degree and several hold advanced degrees or come with work experience under their belt. They are innovators and entrepreneurial thinkers, all with a passion for Detroit. Read their stories below.

  • Adam Coppersmith
    Host CompanyFusco, Shaffer & Pappas , Inc.
  • Alex Bloomquist
    Host CompanyPWC
  • Alexander Mayo
    Host CompanyRecoveryPark
  • Alicia Blake
    Host CompanyChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
  • Andrea Stegeman
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Anne Duerr
    Host CompanyWayne County Community College District
  • Athena Grills
    Host CompanyMarketing Associates
  • Brooke Tiller
    Host CompanyGoldfish Swim School
  • Cassi Meitl
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Claire Babala
    Host CompanyBrooks Kushman
  • Claire Huttenlocher
    Host CompanyFiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Claire McCarthy
    Host CompanyPWC
  • Deleah Sharp
    Host CompanyHenry Ford Health System
  • Demond Childers
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Elizabeth Stanfel
    Host CompanyRossetti
  • Erin Cardwell
    Host CompanyLevel One Bank
  • Esther Okunrounmu
    Host CompanyGTB
  • Everett McMillen Cislo
    Host CompanySachse Construction
  • Gabrial Taylor
    Host CompanyRock Ventures, LLC
  • Gregory Hardy
    Host CompanyLEAR Corporation
  • Ian McCain
    Host CompanyDetroit Experience Factory
  • Jarrett Waddy
    Host CompanyUniversity of Phoenix
  • Jeffrey Lewis II
    Host CompanyDetroit Future City
  • Julia Kowalski
    Host CompanyDetroit Collaborative Design Center
  • Kelsey Hubbell
    Host CompanySlow Roll
  • Kendra Ollis
    Host CompanyTalmer Bank & Trust
  • Laura Winningham
    Host CompanyGoodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
  • Lauren Strauss
    Host CompanyQuinn Evans Architects
  • Mariisa Franz
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Michael Swafford
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Miranda Day
    Host CompanyEcoWorks
  • Natalie Punzak
    Host CompanyHamilton Anderson Architects
  • Nicole Justian
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Paulette Bolofer
    Host CompanyHorizons Upward Bound
  • Peter Walle
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Poonam Narotam
    Host CompanyFord Motor Company
  • Rachael Aptowitz
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Ryan Hebert
    Host CompanyRock Ventures, LLC
  • Shaina Davidson
    Host CompanyEcoWorks
  • Yesenia Castaneda
    Host CompanyDTE Energy