OUR TEAM

KIELAH HARBERT 

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Kielah Harbert a native of Saint Louis, Missouri and an Enterprise Holdings Scholar at Washington University in Saint Louis is majoring in African American studies. She is also a Civic Scholar, LEDA Scholar, College Bound Alum and Urban League Scholar. At Washington University she advocates for the needs of low-income and minority students. She is currently a Youth Advisor for Nine Networks PBS. Her passion for her high school led her to be president and founder of the Black Empowerment Program, a mentorship program where Black student scholars mentor Black students in the Saint Louis Public School District. She also sits on the board of Education Exchange Corps., a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational opportunities for underserved children. 

MONIQUE HASSEL, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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Monique Hassel holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard University and is pursuing a masters in mind, brain and education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Her research interests include social and emotional learning, access to mental health services specific to the needs of low-income and first generation college bound students, and pedagogy for students processing trauma. Most recently, Monique was the Conference Assistant for the National Partnership for Educational Access.

WILGLORY TANJONG

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Born in Yaoundé, Cameroon and reared in Maryland, Wilglory is an author, academic, social justice activist. She is a junior at Princeton University, and is majoring in African American Studies with a certificate in African Studies. She is a Mellon Mays Fellow, a Future Global Leaders Fellow, and a Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America Scholar. At Princeton University, she co-founded DoroBucci, an African dance group, and planned Okwele: a Cameroonian student academic conference, Sankofa: an African fashion show, and Sakata: an African dance competition. This past summer she interned at Facebook, studied French in Paris, and conducted academic research.

VERONICA BARRON, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Veronica Barron is a third year Political Economy major at UC Berkeley with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. She is a first-generation college student with proud Mexican immigrant roots. Her activities include local, state, and federal lobbying for student issues, academic and professional mentoring for a variety of youth, and managing a UC-wide online publication, “State Of UC."