Current Fellows

Current Fellows

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.

  • Adit Ahmed
    Host CompanyTotal Solutions Group
  • Alyssa Williams
    Host CompanyStrategic Community Partners
  • Andrew Moss
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Chad Slider
    Host CompanyMetroEHS
  • Charnae Sanders
    Host CompanyCo.Act Detroit
  • Chloe Kinsey
    Host CompanyDTE Energy Foundation
  • Danielle Shields
    Host CompanyRebel Nell
  • Dezha Willoughby
    Host CompanyMetroEHS
  • Dillon Brown
    Host CompanyEastside Community Network
  • Elena Luedy
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • Elizabeth DePentu
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • Haley Jakabcsin
    Host CompanyLEAR Corporation
  • Harmony Rhodes
    Host CompanyDTE Energy Foundation
  • Jacob Jones
    Host Company8MBA
  • Jillian Hurst
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Jordan Truesdale
    Host CompanyChemical Bank
  • Kaitlin Lapka
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Kaitlyn Miklovich
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan, Inc.
  • Kelsey Manoogian
    Host CompanyAlly Financial
  • Lauren Gallagher
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Maleeha Ayub
    Host CompanyLEAR Corporation
  • Pennie Pellegrini
    Host CompanyGoodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
  • Rachel Pisano
    Host CompanyQuinn Evans Architects
  • Samantha Rudelich
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Taylor Kanigowski
    Host CompanyOneMagnify
  • Zane Birenbaum
    Host CompanySmithGroup

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