Michael Adams received his bachelor’s degree in Politics at Princeton University. On campus, Mike served as President for the Minority Business Association on campus and worked for the The Daily Princetonian as senior director of circulation and assistant comptroller. In addition to his degree in Politics, Mike received a certificate of proficiency in African American Studies, which has enabled him to work on a film documentary alongside ABC News veteran Melvin McCray. In 2006, Mike interned at Tigerman McCurry Architects in Chicago, IL. At the Institute, he spent his first summer interning for the former mayor of Washington, Anthony Williams, at Primum Public Realty Trust. He spent his second summer interning for Landmark Commercial Real Estate. Mike works as a financial analyst for M&T Bank in Baltimore, MD.
RAKIM H.D. BROOKS
Rakim Brooks graduated from Brown University where he earned a degree in Africana Studies. At Brown, he served as co-chair of the Africana Studies Departmental Undergraduate Group and worked as a research assistant for one of his university’s professors. In 2008, he became the first Institute scholar to be named a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford, he will earn a master’s degree in Comparative Social Policy. After earning a doctorate, he hopes to become a college professor. While participating in the Institute, Rakim interned at the Brookings Institution in 2007 and the Center for Law and Social Policy in 2008.
EMANUEL L.L. CLARK
Emanuel Clark majored in Anthropology, where he was the recipient of the John Montgomery Belk Scholarship at Davidson College. Manny served as Chair of the Black Student Coalition on Community Service; and as a member of the Davidson Student Government Association, he served on the Charters and Bylaws Committee and Senate Executive Council. Manny is pursuing a career in law. He is currently enrolled in his second year at Duke University School of Law. During his first year as an Institute scholar, Manny interned at the law firm Mensah & Dzubow, PLLC. He spent his second summer interning for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
PATRICK S. DORIME
New York University
Patrick Dorime majored in Political Science at New York University. At NYU, Pat served as president of the Gentlemen of Quality and was community service director for the Academic Achievement Program’s Community Action Board. He also spent time mentoring youth at Validus Preparatory Academy. Pat is an aspiring attorney. He is currently a 2L at Fordham School of Law. At the Institute, Pat interned at the DC Law Students in Court and at Mensah Law Dzubow, PLLC.
SAMUEL P. FITZPATRICK
George Washington University
Samuel Fitzpatrick received his degree in English at the George Washington University. While a student, Samuel co-founded the Black Men’s Initiative of GWU; founded Revise Enterprise, Inc., a campus-based paper editing service; and co-founded GW Style Soo Bahk Do, a martial arts organization. Samuel was also elected as the first vice president of the Black Student Union of GWU. Samuel interned at the Children’s Law Center during his first summer at the Institute. In his final summer, he interned for the NAACP.
DEVIN C. GLADDEN
Devin Gladden double-majored in International Political Economy and Environmental Studies at Fordham University. While Devin was consistently named to the Dean’s List for his academic achievements, he maintained his involvement within the campus and local community as a member of the student advisory committee and Urban Plunge, a university program that gives new students the opportunity to work together on community service projects. Devin also served as vice president of the Black Student Union on campus. In the future, Devin plans to pursue a MPA and JD, with an emphasis on international land-use and water management policies. He one day hopes to create a non-governmental organization that advocates for the international environmental rights of every citizen on a global scale. He is currently completing a two-year paralegal fellowship at the Department of Justice. Devin interned at the National Wildlife Federation during his first year with the Institute. The following summer Devin participated in the Public Policy and International Affairs Program at Princeton University.
GAËL Y. HAGAN
Gaël Hagan received his bachelor’s degree in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University. A recipient of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Academic Scholarship for his academic achievements, Gaël was also named Student of the Year by the Colorado Association of Black Engineers and Scientists in 2005 for his distinguished leadership skills. In 2006, Gaël was elected to Wesleyan’s Student Judicial Board and served as one of its board members. Away from academia, Gaël competed as a rower for the Wesleyan Varsity Crew. He is currently a second year student at Duke University School of Law. In 2007, the aspiring trial attorney interned at Hogan & Hartson LLP. In 2008, he interned for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Arlington, Virginia.
JOSHUA L. HARRIS
Joshua Harris majored in Political Science at Morehouse College, where he earned the distinction of valedictorian of his class. As a student, Joshua volunteered in the Department of Biology as a tutor, was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Morehouse College Mock Trial Team, and Atlanta University Center Orchestra. He was also co-captain of the Morehouse College tennis team, where he was named Most Valuable Team Member during the 2007 SIAC championship. Joshua hopes to pursue a career in law. He is currently employed by Teach for America in Atlanta and plans to attend law school afterwards. During his first summer at the Institute, Josh interned in the Media Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Center. In 2008, he interned in the corporate giving office of Friedman Billings Ramsey.
Kenneth Johnson majored in Finance at Howard University. Like his fellow classmate, Hasani, he too was a member of Howard’s SBEL Honors Program. He was a constant honoree to the Dean’s list and was a member of the Real Estate Club and Finance Club. In the future, Kenneth would like to become an investment banker. As an Institute scholar, Kenneth participated in the KPMG Summer Scholars program, where he interned for KPMG in New York.
ERNIE C. JOLLY
Ernie Jolly majored in American Studies at Cornell University. As campus liaison for Black Students United, Ernie coordinated monthly town hall meetings to address issues concerning African Americans on campus and the surrounding community. He served as treasurer for the Minority Undergraduate Law Society and was president of the Black Student Union. Ernie also served as residential advisor to the largest dorm on campus. He currently teaches at an alternative school in Philadelphia for Teach for America. Ernie interned at the US Department of Labor during his first summer at the Institute. In his second summer, he interned for his congressman, the Honorable Ed Towns (D-NY).
University of North Carolina
Jordan Lee majored in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina. While at UNC, he was selected to share the position of inter-fraternity council representative for Lambda Chi Alpha. He was also a member of Young Democrats and the Students for the Advancement of Race Relations (SARR) committee of the Campus Y. Eventually, he would like to become a chief executive officer. Jordan participated in the KPMG Scholars Program, as part of a partnership formed between the Institute and KPMG. He interned at KPMG’s headquarters in New York.
Emerson Luke majored in Political Science at Tufts University. Prior to transferring to Tufts, Emerson served as class president and senator to student government at Emmanuel College in Boston. At Tufts, he served as a community representative for Pan-African Alliance, a student organization designed to promote awareness among members of the Black community and teach others about the Black experience. Emerson’s career aspirations include an involvement in politics and ministry. He is now enrolled in his second year at Fuller Theological Seminary. During his first summer as an Institute scholar, Emerson interned at the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein. In 2008, he interned for Public Strategies, Inc.
Aaron Mieszczanski majors in History at Williams College. With a compassion for children, evident in his past and current experiences, Aaron shows that he’s prepared to face some of the challenges that plague today’s society. Among his experiences, Aaron interned for Lawyers for Children, an organization that provides pro-bono service and advocacy for troubled children. At Williams, he tutored elementary children under the federal program, America Reads/America Counts. He currently serves as the associate director for admission at the Thacher School in Ojai, CA. During his first summer at the Institute, Aaron interned at the Washington Legal Foundation. The following summer, he interned for Octagon Basketball.