Miami Fellows Alumni



Michelle Abbs (Class IX)

WIN Lab Miami, Director


Mikele Aboitiz Earle (Class IV)



Tania Acosta (Class V)

Miami Dade College – Homestead Campus, Director, Campus Administration


Wendi Adelson (Class IX)

Immigration Attorney


Rashmi Airan-Pace (Class III)



Perez Alexander (Class I)


Vance Aloupis (Class VI)

The Children’s Movement of Florida, CEO


Roy Altman (Class VII)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Judge


Fernand Amandi (Class V)

Bendixen & Amandi International, Principal


Marcia Anderson (Class V)



Miguel Arguelles (Class VI)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Teacher



Shelly Baer (Class II)

University of Miami, Director, Leadership Training Initiatives, Mailman Center for Child Development


Malik Benjamin (Class VI)

Institute of Collaborative Innovation, Managing Director


Regina Bernadin (Class V)

International Rescue Committee, Deputy Director, US Programs Florida


Chad Bernstein (Class X)

Guitars Over Guns, CEO


Courtney Berrien (Class VII)

Barry University, Associate Director, Center for Community Initiatives


Alexander Binelo (Class VII)

MBAF, Principal


Basil Binns II (Class V)

Port of Miami, Assistant Director for Business Development and Marketing


Sharie Blanton (Class V)

Conscious Connections, Managing Director


Kareem Brantley (Class VIII)

Bravis Fund Group, Managing Partner


Sophie Brion (Class IV)

International Community of Women Living with HIV, Human Rights Attorney


Darcy Brito (Class II)

Aflac, Senior Publicist


Leigh-Ann Buchanan (Class X)

Venture Cafe Miami, Executive Director


Melissa Buckner (Class II)


Alex Buznego (Class VII)

Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, Miami AV Market Manager



Michael Caballero (Class X)

FedEx, Engineer


Benjamin Carlton Evans (Class VIII)

BMe Community, Co-Founder and National Director


Natalie Castellanos (Class IX)

Health Foundation of South Florida, Director, Policy and Public Affairs


Mary-Joe “MJ” Castells (Class X)

Aqua Foundation for Women, Director of Development


Erin Clemens (Class IX)

Liquidnet, Compliance


Ana Colls (Class VI)

Village of Key Biscayne, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Department


Alexander Correa (Class VIII)

Boston Consulting Group, Consultant




Melanie Damian (Class V)

Damian & Valori, LLP, Senior Partner


Liza Darling Winkeljohn (Class III)

University of Miami, Executive Director of the Citizens Board and Corporate Relations


Miguel de la O (Class I)

11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Judge


Jorge de la Paz (Class X)

University of Miami, Senior Program Manager, Office of Civic and Community Engagement


Jose Diaz (Class V)

Ballard Partners, Executive Vice President – Miami


Alex Dominguez (Class X)

AT&T, Regional Director External and Legislative Affairs


Aaron Dorfman (Class III)

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, President and CEO



Wifredo Fernandez (Class VII)

University of Miami, Public Interest Law Scholar


Karyn Ferro (Class II)

National Park Service, Program Officer, Branding and Corporate Relations


Rebecca Fishman Lipsey (Class VI)

Radical Partners, Inc., Founder and CEO


Noah Franklin (Class I)

Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Senior Development Manager


Teresa Frontado (Class VI)

WLRN, Digital Director



Carolina Garcia-Jayaram (Class IV)

CGJ Consulting, President


Pandwe Gibson (Class VII)

ECOTech Visions, Inc., Founder and Executive Director


Oliver Gilbert III, Esq. (Class V)

City of Miami Gardens, Mayor


Luz Gomez (Class IV)

MasterCard, Director, Center for Inclusive Growth


Karla Gottlieb (Class III)

Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation, Director of Partnership Engagement


Khamisi Grace (Class V)

Lions Clubs International, Young Lions and LEOS Department Manager


Nadege Green (Class IX)

WLRN, Reporter/Producer


Alana Greer (Class VIII)

Community Justice Project, Co-Founder and Movement Lawyer


Josee Gregoire (Class I)

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Instructional Supervisor, Prekindergarten/Special Education


Suze Guillaume (Class X)

Miami Dade College, Academic and Career Advisor


Pilar Guzman Zavala (Class X)

Half Moon Empanadas, CEO



Monique Hayes (Class VII)

Goldstein & McClintock, LLLP, Partner


Sherman Henry (Class II)

University of Oregon, Career Instructor, Labor Education and Research Center


Barbara Hernandez (Class IX)

City of Doral, Parks and Recreation Director


Marlon Hill (Class I)

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, Partner


Samantha Hoare (Class X)

Teach For America, Executive Director


Adam Horowitz (Class V)

The Quarter Company, Founder and Chief Culture Officer


Whitney Houston (Class III)



Russell Jacobs (Class I)

The Jacobs Law Group, Principal


Tony Jimenez (Class VI)

Medina Capital, Managing Director


Wayne Jones (Class II)

Miami Beach Police Department, Deputy Chief


Linda Julien (Class X)

City of North Miami, Contract Compliance Manager


Barbara Junge (Class II)

Damian & Valori, LLP, Counsel



Shira Kastan Goldstein (Class V)

ADG Strategy Group, President and Chief Strategist


Andrew Kemp-Gerstel (Class IX)

Liebler, Gonzalez & Portuondo, Partner



Thamara Labrousse (Class III)

Live Healthy Miami Gardens, Program Director


Caryn Lavernia (Class VIII)

Florida International University, Assistant Vice President, Office of Engagement


Sze Lee (Class V)

SL Digital, Principal


Marissa Leichter (Class VI)

Florida Foster Care Review, Training and Engagement Manager


Jesus “Jesse” Leon (Class III)

Florida Finance Housing Corporation, Director Multifamily Development


Tony Lima (Class VI)


Marianna Lopez (Class VII)


Tony Lopez (Class X)

Town of Miami Lakes, Deputy Town Manager


Annie Lord (Class VI)

Miami Homes for All, Executive Director


Yara Lorenzo (Class VII)


Samuel Ludington (Class IX)

University of Miami School of Law Student


Marika Lynch (Class IV)

Marika Lynch Communications, President



Jennifer MacCormack (Class IV)


Sean Madison (Class III)

Tarrant County College, President, Trinity River Campus


Karen Mahar (Class II)

Global Bodyweight Training, Partner and Chief Operating Officer


David Marko (Class II)

Marko & Magolnick, Founding Partner


Darian Martin (Class VIII)


Maricarmen Martinez (Class I)

Upstairs Studio, Inc. Architecture, Principal


Lisa Martinez (Class III)

L.M. Genuine Solutions, Founder and President


Neal McAliley (Class I)

Carlton Fields, Shareholder


Sean McCrackine (Class IV)

Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Daniella Levine Cava, Chief of Policy and Planning


Tisa McGhee (Class IV)

Barry University, Assistant Professor


Kathleen McGrory (Class VI)

Tampa Bay Times, Deputy Investigations Editor


Cedric McMinn (Class VII)

Miami Dade Public School Board – District 2, Chief of Staff,  Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall


Paulo Mira (Class IV)

PHD Mobi, President and CEO


Kathleen Mitchell (Class IV)

Realtor and Developer


Raul Moas (Class VIII)

Knight Foundation, Miami Director


Regine Monestime (Class III)

The Monestime Firm, Principal


Marcia Monserrat (Class II)

City of Miami Beach, Chief of Staff


Kathyrn Moore (Class V)

Bay Oaks Historic Retirement Residence, Assistant Administrator


Rochelle Mukiza-Gapere (Class VII)

Social Esquire, Attorney


Anne Mulder (Class I)

Retired Macy’s, Inc. Executive, Group Vice President, Associate Relations



Brandon Okpalobi (Class IX)

DIBIA Athletic Development & DIBIA Dream, Founder and CEO


Lourdes Oroza (Class I)


Farrel Owens Jr. (Class III)

Miami Dade County Police, Lieutenant



Eddie Padilla-Morales (Class II)


Janet Perales (Class II)

Southeast Veterinary Referral Center, Practice Manager


Alberto Perez (Class IV)

AJP Ventures Corporation, Founder and President


Philip Poekert, Ph.D. (Class VII)

University of Florida, Director, Lastinger Center for Learning


Ryan Pontier (Class IX)

Florida International University, Assistant Professor and Center for Multilingual and Multicultural Education Director


Steven Porter (Class II)

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Global Missions Coordinator


Benji Power (Class VI)

Power Urban Thinkers, Principal



Jose Rafols (Class IV)

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – Miami Campus, Program Director, Occupational Therapy Program


Bahia Ramos (Class VII)

The Wallace Foundation, Director of Arts


Peter Ranger (Class V)



Arun Ravindran (Class X)

Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida, Assistant Federal Public Defender


Thomas Rebull (Class III)

11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Judge


Lauren Reskin (Class VII)

Sweat Records, Co-Founder and Owner


Maria Rodriguez (Class I)

Florida Immigrant Coalition, Executive Director


Gloria Romero-Roses (Class III)

Nexus Consulting, Principal


Ralph Rosado (Class V)

North Bay Village, Village Manager


Amy Rosenberg (Class IV)

Friends of the Underline, Chief Development Officer


Frankie Ruiz (Class VII)

Life Time Fitness/Miami Marathon, Chief Running Officer


Gita Runkle (Class V)

Rio Hondo College, Dean of Business



Wali Salahuddin (Class VI)

Johnson & Johnson, Senior Manager, Advance Analytics and Data Innovations


Rafael Saldaña (Class IX)

Oak Tree Investments, Investment Manager


Michael Samway (Class III)

The Business and Human Rights Group, President


Luisa Santos (Class X)

Lulu’s LLC, President


Liz Schwartz (Class III)

Elizabeth F. Schwartz, P.A., Principal


Val Screen (Class II)

Consummate Professionals, Inc., Owner


Purvi Shah (Class VI)

Movement Law Lab, Founder and Executive Director


Niraj Sharma, M.D. (Class IV)

Brigham and Women’s Family Care Associates, Primary Care Physician


Sushma Sheth Ray (Class IV)

Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Chief Change Officer


Estrellita Sibila (Class VI)

Sibila Lage, PLLC, Real Estate Attorney


Marte Siebenhar (Class VIII)

Cultured Innovations, Founder


Rachel Silverstein (Class IX)

Miami Waterkeeper, Executive Director and Waterkeeper


Vanessa Snyder (Class IX)

U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Prosecutor


Alessandra Soler, Esq. (Class III)

American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, Executive Director


Clayton Solomon (Class VIII)

U.S. Department of Justice, Trial Attorney


Christopher Sopher (Class VIII)

WhereBy.Us, Co-Founder and CEO


Larry Spring (Class II)

City of North Miami, City Manager


Wayne Stephens (Class IX)

Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Chair of Pediatric Dentistry


Max Strang (Class III)

Strang Design, Founding Principal and Partner


Courtenay Strickland (Class V)

Florida Foster Care Review, Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, Independent Consultant


Gene Sulzberger (Class II)

Sulzberger Capital Advisors, Presidents



Juan Talavera (Class II)

Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, Inpatient Care Manager


Jose Talavera (Class III)

OSIsoft, Legal Counsel


Michael Thakur (Class VII)

U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney


Rashad Thomas (Class X)

Miami Superbowl Host Committee, Vice President Business Connect and Legacy Projects


Vicente Tome (Class I)

Restaurant Brands International, Head of Legal, U.S. and LAC


Justin Trieger (Class IX)

New World Symphony, Director of New Media and Distance Education


Susannah Troner (Class I)

Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience, Senior Resilience and Sustainability Coordinator


Maxeme Tuchman (Class VIII)

Caribu, Co-Founder and CEO


Thamiah Tutt (Class VI)

Global Philanthropic Solutions, LLC, Founder and CEO


Deen Tyler (Class V)



Adele Valencia (Class VIII)

City of Miami, Director of Code Compliance


Marta Viciedo (Class IX)

Urban Impact Lab, Founding Partner and Executive Director of Strategy


Monica Vigues-Pitan (Class VI)

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Executive Director


Maria Elena Villar (Class I)

Florida International University, Chair, Department of Commication, School of Communication and Journalism



Crystal Wagar (Class II)

The Village of Miami Shores, Mayor


Jason Walker (Class I)

OMNI / Midtown CRA, Executive Director


Nicole Washington (Class X)

Washington Education Strategies, Principal


Elizabeth Wheaton (Class VIII)

City of Miami Beach, Director, Environment and Sustainability


Evian White De Leon (Class IX)

Miami Homes for All, Deputy Director


Marva Wiley (Class I)

Law Offices of Marva L. Wiley, P.A., Principal


Andre Williams (Class I)

The Law Offices of André L. Williams, Esq., Principal


Marvin Wilmoth (Class VIII)

Generation Development Group, Managing Principal, North Bay Village, Vice Mayor



Ariel Zirulnick (Class X)

Membership Puzzle Project, Membership in News Fund

The Miami Foundation