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15 Role Models in #BlackExcellence Give Back for DreamWakers’ Black History Month Series!

Happy Black History Month! To celebrate the occasion, DreamWakers is honored to host a special #BlackExcellence leadership series in which we’re connecting 15 classrooms across the country to the 15 exceptional African American #DreamSpeaker role models featured below. Follow along on Instagram throughout the month as we shine a light on these important conversations around race, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence!

Marquita Amoah

Senior Admissions Officer

Barnard College

Curtis Archer


Harlem Community Development Corporation

Daniel J. Barker

Vice President, Social Impact


Arianna Brown

Astrophysics Graduate Student

University of California Irvine

Kendra Chambers


USA Track and Field

Hyleas Fountain

Olympic Athlete & Head Coach

The Fountain of Youth Track and Field Club

Marci Hodge

Senior Policy Advisor in the Secretary’s Office for Global Women’s Issues

U.S. Department of State

Marvellous Iheukwumere

J.D. Candidate

Harvard Law School

Athena Jones

National Correspondent


Amini Kajunju

Executive Director

IUGB Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Wanida E. Lewis

Senior Economic Evaluation Policy Analyst

U.S. Department of State

Dr. Yolanda Shea

Physical Scientist

NASA Langley Research Center

Jamone “JJ” West

Director of Marketing

Disney and ESPN Media Networks

Aurelia Williams


Precious Williams

Founder & CEO

Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC

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