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. 

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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Haleigh Quinn

Haleigh Quinn is a public servant and advocate who has dedicated her career to ensuring that low-income people and communities nationwide have access to decent, safe, and affordable housing. As a Policy Analyst at the National Housing Law Project, Haleigh seeks to center tenant voices in federal housing policies by

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Tracy “Ty” Moore II

Tracy “Ty” Moore II is an impact-driven, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of VeraVis (pronounced ver-a-VEES), an executive coaching and leadership development firm.  VeraVis provides high-energy and high-impact leadership growth experiences that foster authentic connection and empower people to lead from their souls.  At VeraVis, Ty serves as an executive coach,

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Marquise McGraw, PhD

Marquise McGraw is an economist with a keen interest in applying economic principles and methods to affect real-world policy outcomes. Informed by his experience in government and academia, Marquise serves as Professorial Lecturer and the Director of the Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree program at American University. He teaches

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