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City College Fellowships Program

Mellon May Fellows

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 Miriam Abdullah
Miriam Abdullah

Miriam Abdullah, a Palestinian American, was born in Brooklyn, New York, and later relocated to Staten Island with her family. Growing up in a first generation household, Miriam was surrounded by Middle Eastern culture . She attended public schools throughout the city and enrolled in Islamic ... Read More >>>

 Rachel Ansong
Rachel Ansong

Rachel Amanda Ansong was born into the cool arms of the southwesterly winds of Accra. Unlike her siblings and many of her friends, nothing in her name suggests that she was raised on the soft Ghanaian soil for 12 years. When she initially moved to America, she had difficulty assimilating ... Read More >>>

 Tameekia Cooper
Tameekia Cooper

Tameekia Imani Cooper (preferably called Imani) was born in Queens, New York. She moved to New Rochelle, New York as a child where she currently lives. As a young girl two things deeply moved Imani, books and track & field. At age seven Imani joined a youth track club. She trained and competed ... Read More>>>

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Rene Cordero

Rene Cordero was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to New York at a very early age. After graduating high school, Rene enrolled in John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he took an interest in political science which eventually led him to the discipline of history ... Read More >>>

 Nikeeyia Howell 
Nikeeyia Howell

Born and raised in the Bronx, Nikeeyia Howell first fell in love with analyzing literature in her advanced placement literature course at DeWitt Clinton High School. While many living in her neighborhood have never obtained a college degree, Nikeeyia recognized the importance of ... Read More>>>

 Shanna Jean-Baptiste 
Shanna Jean-Baptiste

Shanna grew up in a southern town of Haiti named Jacmel where she earned both the Haitian and the French Baccalauréats. After earning an Associate degree in Liberal Arts from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, she transferred to CCNY where she is currently pursuing a ... Read More>>>

 Emmanuel Lachaud
Emmanuel Lachaud

Emmanuel Lachaud was born in New York City, has lived in Brooklyn since the age of one, and loves living in New York. After graduating from Clara Barton High School in 2008, he entered CCNY and chose to major in history. Although he has always loved history, he did not understand ... Read More>>>

 Betsy Marmol
Betsy Marmol

Betsy Marmol, a native New Yorker, is a History major in the BA/MA program. She transferred to CCNY after graduating with honors from Bronx Community College, where she developed a passion for history. Her experience tutoring fellow students inspired her to pursue a career in academia ... Read More >>>

 Mayelin Perez 
Mayelin Perez

Mayelin, a native of the Dominican Republic, has found her passion in the field of English literature. For her, literature provides a window into the minds and souls of people. She believes that through literature, the motivations, the struggles, the passions, the beliefs, the happiness ... Read More >>>

 Glenda Ullauri
Glenda Ullauri

Glenda is pursuing her interests in global affairs, cultures, and environmentalism as a double major in anthropology and international studies. When Glenda began her college career, she realized that she could not study or begin to understand other cultures without knowing her own ... Read More>>>

 Yexenia Vanegas
Yexenia Vanegas

As a first generation immigrant I have grown up with two cultures. My parents immigrated from Colombia to the U.S., were I was born, on February 19, 1991 and raised. I grew up juggling both cultures, American and Colombian, trying to figure out in which I belonged. I was born in Queens ... Read More>>>

 Debra Williams
Debra Williams

Debra walked away from her job managing a Desktop Publishing department in an Investment Bank after feeling unfulfilled for several years. She is now investing in her education and personal growth. She started her studies at CCNY in Secondary Education with a concentration in but changed ... Read More>>>