Featured Alumni of the Month

Since 1996, the Ron Brown Scholar Program has been committed to improving the lives of intellectually gifted, community and public service-minded African Americans by accelerating their progress into impactful leadership roles and opportunities. This podcast highlights the stories of the scholars, alumni, staff, and friends that make this program special. 

Sarah LaBrie

Sarah LaBrie is a TV writer, memoirist and librettist. She was most recently a producer on the HBO and Starz television show, Minx. She has also written on Blindspotting (Starz), Made for Love (HBO MAX), and Love, Victor (Hulu/Disney). Her libretti have been performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall with music written by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Ellen

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Miles Johnson

Miles is a lover of plants and people with a loud easy laugh and a tendency to get lost in books. He grew up in Oakland, CA, lives in New York City, and sorts out his thinking through writing. Miles is the head of Belonging Strategy and Brand at Google,

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Alexandra Sailsman

Alexandra Sailsman

Alexandra Sailsman is a materials scientist and process engineer. She has worked in industries ranging from nanotech to food science and, oddly enough, has taken part in both rocket science and brain surgery. She has over a decade of experience working with composite materials for aerospace, defense, and semiconductor applications.

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Destiny Brown, RBS 2019

Destiny Brown

Destiny Brown is an actress, filmmaker, and teaching artist from Baltimore, MD, currently residing in New York City. She is a 2023 full-ride graduate from New York University Tisch, and currently works professionally as an actress while teaching full-time at Vertex Partnership Academies in the Bronx and part-time virtually with

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Jamaal Young

Jamaal Young

Jamaal Young is a native of small-town Kansas with a perpetual wanderlust, having lived everywhere from Seattle to Spain to South Carolina, where he now resides. He has worked as a political campaigner, media researcher, newspaper columnist, public affairs executive, and entrepreneur and is considering a possible return to school

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Andrea Headley

Dr. Andrea M. Headley is a policy implementation and racial equity scholar. She is an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and an Affiliate Fellow at the Center for Innovations in Community Safety at Georgetown Law. At the heart of her research lies the

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Caleb Franklin

Caleb Franklin is the founder and CEO of Matter Entertainment, a premium television and film production company with offices in Mumbai and Singapore. With a strong portfolio of clients including Netflix, Disney+, Amazon and others, Matter is at the forefront of the premium content revolution, producing high-quality films and series

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