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 and doers who are innovative, community-minded and have a passion for Detroit. With diverse backgrounds and expertise, they come together to give intellectually and support local nonprofits in moving their missions forward. Read their stories below.


“Since moving to Detroit 5 years ago, this is the first time I feel connected to the city. Detroit is rich with art, culture and A LOT of history. The city has gone through so much and is currently in the process of rebuilding itself. I now have a sense of responsibility to facilitate the city’s revitalization.”

-Mosope Ismail, 2021-2022 Fellow

  • Ahvae Richards – She/Her
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Amani Abuelenain – She/Her
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Caroline Reed – She/Her
    Host CompanyDetroit Regional Chamber
  • Chauncey Thompson – He/Him
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Daniel Arini – He/Him
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Desirée Quinn – She/They
    Host CompanyDetroit Institute of Arts
  • Diamonique Thomas – She/Her
    Host CompanyQuinn Evans Architects
  • Donald Stuckey II – He/Him
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Eboni Thomas – She/Her
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Eva Morlock – She/Her
    Host CompanyAutonomic
  • Haley Beverlin – She/Her
    Host CompanySmithGroup
  • Hannah Rickard – She/Her
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Ian Hogg – He/Him
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Jaylyn King – He/Him
    Host CompanyDetroit at Work
  • Jenny Panergo – She/Her
    Host CompanySpalding DeDecker
  • Jo’Charta Rogers – She/Her
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • Katherine Kenney – She/Her
    Host CompanyOneMagnify
  • Katie Ferriby – She/Her
    Host CompanyBrilliant Detroit
  • Kellie Wasikowski – She/Her
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Kyra O’Guinn – She/Her
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Livia Stine – She/Her
    Host CompanyAuto Club Group
  • Megan Pham – She/Her
    Host CompanyAutonomic
  • Nathan Schooner – He/Him
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Ryan Wingfield – He/Him
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Serena Brewer – She/Her
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority
  • Talia Greenberg – She/Her
    Host CompanyQuinn Evans Architects
  • Victor Martinez – He/Him
    Host CompanyDetroit Land Bank Authority

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