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Mellon May Fellows

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Orubba Almansouri
Orubba Almansouri

Orruba was born and raised in Yemen. In 2006, she traveled with her family to New York and started high school. There she discovered her passion for knowledge and now endeavors to earn a higher education, which her family and traditions have not previously allowed. Her passion for writing an ... Read More >>>

 

Keevin Brown
Keevin Brown

Keevin Brown is a Harlem-based writer, editor-in-chief of “The Paper: A Medium for People of African Descent,” music producer, and scholar.  He is currently a Black Studies major and Journalism minor ... Read More>>>

 

Dilenny Cisnero
DILENNY CISNERO

Dilenny Cisnero was born in the Dominican Republic and arrived in New York at age six, when she began first grade. She is very family oriented;she hopes that everything she does and accomplishes will make her family proud. During her freshman year at CCNY, a course ... Read More>>>

 

Christopher Colon
CHRISTOPHER COLON

Christopher Colon, a Brooklyn native, is interested in studying social constructs that impact minorities. Using sociological methods, he hopes to gain a deeper understanding of problems like mass incarceration, the war on drugs... Read More>>>

 

Alycia Hall
Alycia Hall

Alycia Hall is one of five children born in New York to Jamaican parents. In 2008, she graduated from the Baccalaureate School for Global Education and began her college career at a small liberal arts college in South Hadley, MA called Mount Holyoke College ... Read More>>>

 

CHAYANNE MARCANO

Chayanne Marcano is an Anthropology major born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Her research focuses on the impact of our city's political economy on community-based museums—particularly their missions, civic engagement practices, and cultural ... Read More>>>

 

Wendyliz Martinez
Wendyliz Martinez

Wendyliz Martinez is a first generation American born and raised in the Bronx. Her interest in English literature, which began while attending Aquinas High School, is rooted in her struggle to unite her "American" identity with her "Dominican" identity ... Read More >>>

 

Sophia Monegro
Sophia Monegro

Upon entering college, majoring in English was an easy decision for Sophia and choosing a Women Studies minor came naturally.  She wants to contribute to the literary community by voicing her unique Hispanic, feminist perspective ... Read More>>>

 

Bilha Njuguna
BILHA NJUGUNA

Bilha Njuguna grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. She is an English major whose research interest lies in the postcolonial literatures of Africa and the Caribbean, and focuses on themes of identity, alienation and the global. She draws inspiration from the classic works of... Read More>>>

 

VANNESSA VELEZ

Vannessa Velez, a native New Yorker, moved down the eastern seaboard to attend a small liberal arts college in Atlanta. Initially determined to stay far from undergraduate research, she was successfully wooed after winning a competitive fellowship to study Holocaust memorials... Read More>>>

 

REBECCA WELLINGTON

Born and raised on the east side of Harlem, Rebecca Wellington has been influenced by the diverse cultures within her environment. At an early age, she traveled around the Greater Antilles with her family, who participated in religious practices in the Yoruba traditions... Read More>>>