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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 >>>


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>>>



As a high school student, Aychen Halim expressed an interest in and an aptitude for learning languages, leading her to major in Spanish as an undergraduate at City College. After toying with the idea of becoming a Spanish teacher, Aychen gave up her ... 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>>>


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>>>



Jasmine is a Palestinian-American from Long Island who always wanted to be in the big city. Her major in Anthropology allows her to study the ways cultures evolve and collide, which has always captured her attention. Coming from a Palestinian family, Jasmine has strong interests in the Middle East, specifically regarding the Arab-Israeli ... 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>>>



Brandon Latorre was born and raised in Bronx, NY. Always having an innate fondness for nature, it was an easy decision to enter the High School for Environmental Studies. He established his career goals when he worked with The Nature Conservancy, and his fondness transformed into passion. This love for nature made it an inevitable ... 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>>>



Anika immigrated to the US from Bangladesh at the age of eight. Although as a child she loved both art and science, she found herself enamored with biology in her 9th grade living environment class. After earning a Bachelor of Science in biology, Anika plans to pursue a PhD in neuroscience. In the future, she hopes to study mental disorders ...Read More >>>



Karen Navarro was born in Colombia and moved to New York City with her family at age 8. After enrolling in CCNY, she discovered her passion for neuroscience and psychology. She is mostly interested in the relationship between the brain and behavior, especially in individuals with psychological disorders. She hopes to pursue a ...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>>>



Ellie Schwab is a non-traditional undergraduate student in the Physics Department at CCNY. After working for the better part of a decade as a graphic designer, Ellie moved to New York City to attend college for the first time. She is the first of her siblings to pursue a bachelor’s degree and the first student in the history of her ultra-orthodox Jewish ... 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>>>


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>>>