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.

  • Andrea Daldin (she/her)
    Host CompanyDetroit Horse Power
  • Asiyah Williamson (she/her)
    Host CompanyDowntown Boxing Gym Youth Program
  • Chelsie Thompson (she/her)
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Dorothy Smith
    Host CompanyTeenHype
  • Emi Mitsusada-Boylan (she/her)
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Erica Murray (she/her)
    Host CompanyFocus Hope
  • Francisco Ramirez-Rueda
    Host CompanyMichigan Hispanic Collaborative
  • Hannah Hardesty
    Host CompanyOneMagnify
  • Hannah Morris (she/her)
    Host CompanyATCO Industries
  • Jackquelyn Garrett (she/her)
    Host CompanyDetroit Drives Degrees
  • Jeffery Houghton (he/him)
    Host CompanyArts & Scraps
  • Jocelyn Moss (she/her)
    Host CompanyGrandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
  • Madeline Miller (she/her)
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Nick Lemonious
    Host CompanyAuto Club Group
  • Paige O’Riordan (she/her)
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Rieanna Stewart (she/her)
    Host CompanyDetroit Experience Factory
  • Sabrina Fergerson (she/her)
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Sydney Thomas (she/her)
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Tricia Blake-Smith
    Host CompanyJoy/Southfield CDC
  • Triniti Watson (she/her)
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Vanessa Vela (she/her)
    Host CompanyBrilliant Detroit
  • Vishnu Venugopal (he/they)
    Host CompanyTotal Solutions Group

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