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 innovative, community-minded leaders, all with a passion for Detroit. Read their stories below.

  • Aaron Jason
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Adam Marszalek
    Host CompanyTotal Solutions Group
  • Akash Raje
    Host CompanyAutonomic
  • Albi Taipi
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Amanda Van Dongen
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Andréa Gutierrez
    Host CompanyMichigan Community Resources
  • Bella Kiser
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Ben Ratner
    Host CompanyBrilliant Detroit
  • Callie Brantley
    Host CompanyTeenHype
  • Christina Gleaton
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Courtney Harper
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Demitria Powell
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Effie Alofoje-Carr
    Host CompanyLive 6
  • Ellington Smith
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Emily Wilson
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Gabrielle Larkin
    Host CompanyWaitTime
  • Haley Schultheis
    Host CompanyCommunity & Home Supports, Inc.
  • Hannah Rainaldi
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Josh Hubbard
    Host CompanyMarygrove Conservancy
  • Josh McCaghy
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Kaj Althaus
    Host CompanyLive 6
  • Karmel-Serah Reeves
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Kelly Ulrich
    Host CompanyOneMagnify
  • Khalil Davis
    Host CompanyRegional Transit Authority
  • Kristen Chu
    Host CompanyTotal Solutions Group
  • Kristin Stepanek
    Host CompanyAuto Club Group
  • Lara Harp
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Lily Passafume
    Host CompanyAdvance
  • Mariam Makki
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Marisol Dorantes-Silva
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Miranda Graleski
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Mosope Ismail
    Host CompanySmithGroup
  • Mx. David Parnell III
    Host CompanyStrategic Community Partners
  • Ryan Smith
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Selene Clark
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Tasnia Chowdhury
    Host CompanyCommunity & Home Supports, Inc.
  • Thomas Cairgle
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Tori Sullivan-Cortez
    Host CompanyArts & Scraps
  • Vanessa Vigier
    Host CompanyLEAR Corporation
  • Viri Camacho Murga
    Host CompanyDetroit Public Schools
  • Zharia Terry
    Host CompanyDTE Energy

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