Meet Our Fellows

Marcel Akhame

Marcel Ano Akhame is a Nigerian immigrant who moved to Dallas, Texas in 2006. He currently serves as a CBCF Energy Fellow.

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Elijah Armstrong

Elijah Armstrong graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he earned his Masters in Education Policy and Management.

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Melissa Calypso

Melissa Calypso serves as a Government Affairs Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

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Ryan Eugene

Ryan Eugene is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, and/or Intellectual Property or Copyright Law) Fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

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Emanual Kimble

Emanual Kimble was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Emanual is a two-time graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he holds a Bachelor of Art in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Educational Studies.

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Christopher Koya

Christopher Oluseyi Koya was born in Jos, Nigeria and grew up in Montgomery and Prince George’s County in Maryland.

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Carl Miller

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Carl Anthony Miller is an author, entrepreneur, and community leader.

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Chase Moore

Growing up around various parts of Los Angeles, California such as South Central, Compton, and Watts, Chase Moore has defeated tremendous odds.

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Maria Salmeron

Maria Salmeron Melendez is an Afro-Latina, Garifuna immigrant from Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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