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City College Fellows

City College Fellowships Program

City College Fellows



Eseosa Aiwerioghene

Eseosa Aiwerioghene was born in Nigeria and moved to New York City after completing his high school education. After completing his BS in Biochemistry, he plans to pursue a PhD in Immunology. He spends time mentoring underrepresented college and high school students, and when ... Read More >>>



Born and raised in Nigeria, Babatunde Alade immigrated to the United States when he was 11. After enrolling at CCNY, he realized his genuine fondness for and interest in Applied Mathematics. For Babatunde, having knowledge is good, but applying the knowledge ... Read More>>>



Luthfunnahar Dewan (aka Dina) was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States with her family at age seven. When she came to CCNY, an introductory psychology class awoke in her a love and passion for the subject. She is most fascinated by the power of ... Read More >>>


Yasmine [Mina] El Gheur

Mina El Gheur was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but later relocated to a sleepy little town in the suburbs of New York where she attended high school. She was overjoyed to return to her beloved Brooklyn and to begin her academic endeavors at City College, where ... Read More >>>


Karim Elhaies

Karim Elhaies' academic journey started when he moved from Egypt, where he grew up, to New York, where he enrolled in the City College of New York.  After a semester of engineering classes, he made the decision to make study of the humanities more than just his free time occupation, so he declared ... Read More >>>


Joel Engelman

Joel Engelman was raised in Brooklyn, NY in a Hasidic family with six siblings. He has devoted much of his adult life to raising awareness about child abuse by advocating for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. He has lobbied state government and city officials and set up ... Read More >>>



Ivette Gomez

Ivette Gomez was born to Dominican immigrant parents and raised in New York City. She started her academic journey in community college before transferring to CCNY to continue her study of English literature. She is fascinated by the relationship between literature and society. She believes that the portrayal o ... Read More>>>


Jerry Guillaume

Jerry Guillaume is a BA/MA student in history. Growing up in the Brooklyn public schools, Jerry discovered his talent and passion for history during his first semester of high school, when a gifted teacher ignited his passion for learning. At BMCC and now at CCNY, Jerry has ... Read More>>>


Zachary Hayworth

Zachary Hayworth is pursuing majors in English and Comparative Literature with minors in French and Italian.  His research examines the transition between Enlightenment and Romantic thought in Europe by exploring the relationship between philosophy, politics, language ... Read More>>>



Previous to enrolling at City College, Grayson Huffman worked as a fabricator and studio manager at a design firm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. While he enjoyed the design process and the real-world problem solving inherent in lighting and furniture fabrication, Grayson realized that ... Read More>>>


Samuel Inniss

Born in Guyana, Sam moved to America with his family when he was ten years old. The plan was to live a better life in the land of opportunities, but things did not work out that way. He lost his father, an Electrical Engineer and the major breadwinner of the family at that time ... Read More>>>


MD Kabir

MD Kabir was born in Bangladesh and moved to America at age 12. MD always had a passion for helping others and wanted to become a doctor. But upon entering City College, he discovered an interest in research and declared a major in Chemistry with a Biochemistry ... Read More>>>



Ofir Klein, a New York native, is currently perusing a BA/MA in history. His history courses have inspired him to pursue a career that will foster life-long learning, thinking, and growing. Because he has found great fulfillment in reading, discussing, writing, and researching historical topics ... Read More>>>


Ivana Lazaroska

Ivana was born and raised in Macedonia, but has been a New Yorker for the past ten years. Various political thinkers and revisionist historians have shaped her educational path and academic aspiration during her time at CUNY. As a double major in History and Political Science .... Read More>>>


Lukas Lindwasser

Lukas Lindwasser was born and raised in New York City. He had no sense of direction academically until he moved upstate in 2010 (because of complications with his mother's auto-immune diseases). There, he started to pay more attention to school and by his senior year of high school ... Read More>>>



Timothy McGhee is an African-American initiated priest in the Yoruba Ifa tradition.  He is pursuing a dual degree in Black Studies and Anthropology.  His background as a traditional African priest and healer is evidence of his passion to serve humanity, as a cultural custodian and preserver ... Read More>>>


Conor McGlone

Conor McGlone found his way to Sunnyside, Queens by way of Falls Village, Connecticut. He initially left school to make music, but after a year, enrolled in CCNY to study English. Here he finds fulfillment similar to that which he sought through the drums, in the rhythmic, melodious grip of good word-work ... Read More>>>



Azmain Nisak, a Bangladeshi-American, was born and raised in Brooklyn. From a young age, he was fascinated by the wonders and mysteries of the universe and developed a strong interest in and aptitude for science and mathematics. Upon completing his B.S. degree in physics, he hopes ... Read More>>>


Seyed Noori

Ali (Seyed Alireza) Noori, a native of Iran, left his homeland for Ireland at the age of sixteen. He attended schools in the cities of Galway and Dublin before he relocated to New York City where he enrolled at a small liberal arts college to study Psychology ...Read More >>>



Edgar [Eddie] Olmeda is a native New Yorker who is double majoring in History and Political Science. He is the first person in his immediate family to attend college.  His passion for history has led him to study the Progressive Era, which had major impacts on concepts of ...Read More >>>


Jonathan Perlow

Jonathan Perlow is a mindfulness practitioner and a Psychology major. He has a degree in Audio Engineering and previously had a music production and songwriting company. When he became disillusioned with the unfulfilling career path that the music route was taking ... Read More >>>


Jose Ramirez

Born in El Salvador, Jose Ramirez immigrated with his family to the United States as political refugees in 1981. As a refugee of El Salvador's civil war, he has a deep interest in the history of Latin American politics, especially from the Cold-War era to the present. Participation in a January 2015 study ... Read More>>>



Joel Sati is a senior at City College of New York, majoring in philosophy. His interests are in contemporary political philosophy, with a focus on immigration, citizenship, political institutions, and race. His previous work, which began as part of the Stanford/CCNY Exchange, examines ... Read More>>>


Sara Seweid

Born in Egypt, Sara moved to New York City at the age of two.  Although she started her college career in a small private college in a pre-dental program, she realized that dentistry was not her passion.  A year later, she transferred to CCNY and declared her major in Psychology ... Read More>>>


Lediona Shahollari

Born in Korçe, Albania, Lediona immigrated to the United States with her family at age two. Pursuing a dual degree in history and political science, she discovered a strong interest in Cold War politics, ethnic cleansing, forced population transfers, and genocide. Her research focuses on understanding the interaction between refugees and states in the ... Read More>>>


Asha Whale

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Asha Whale is currently majoring in History and minoring in Black studies and Theater.  Asha is passionate about education and was a college access and success Fellow in the Partners for Change Fellowship at CCNY. She has also interned in ... Read More>>>


Alexandra [Sasha] Whittaker

Sasha Whittaker is pursuing a major in art history with a minor in philosophy. Her focus is the history of photography, and her research examines the life and work of the Czech photographer Josef Sudek (1896-1976). One of the aims of this research is to understand ... Read More>>>


Timothy [Gage] Williams

Gage Williams is pursuing a degree in Philosophy, with a focus on history, aesthetics, and religion. He is particularly interested in philosophical methodology and his research is primarily based on approaches to philosophy modeled after Nietzsche and Foucault. He is also interested in ... Read More>>>