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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Autumn James

Autumn James graduated from Western Carolina University, where she earned her Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree.

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Jasmine Lewis

Jasmine Lewis is a public affairs professional from the Chicago area with a background in public policy and social advocacy.

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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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