ADAM L. BARR
University of California-Davis
Adam Barr graduated from the University of California-Davis in 2005 with a degree in Political Science and minors in Sociology and Womens Studies. While there he was a founding member and president of Men Acting Against Rape and served as a senator in the student government. A member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Adam also served as the undergraduate representative on the Campus Council for Information Technology, which is an administrative advisory committee that makes technology recommendations to the Chancellors Office. During his first summer, Adam interned in the Office of Community Services at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where his primary work focused on welfare reform and finding ways to reinvigorate the economies of the Black Belt region of the South. His second year was spent at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University researching the effect of service learning on civic engagement in college students. After spending 2 1/2 years as the Institute’s Chief Program Officer, Adam volunteered for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. He currently works as a financial consultant for Deloitte and Touche.
MALCOLM E. GLOVER
Florida A&M University
Malcolm Glover graduated from Florida A&M University in 2005 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism . During his time there, he worked as a production assistant for City of Tallahassee Television. In the summer of 2003, he interned for Chris Matthews at Hardball on MSNBC. On campus, Malcolm served as President of FAMU College Democrats, Vice President of the FAMU Think Tank and Ambassador to the Mock United Nations. During the summer of 2004, Malcolm enjoyed a second internship at Hardball. Malcolm is also a graduate of the William Jefferson Clinton School of Public Service. He is employed as a news anchor for National Public Radio in Little Rock.
JOSEPH C. GOMBA
Joseph (Joe) Gomba graduated from Cameron University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He served as a senator in the Student Government Association and as president of his fraternity. In addition, Joe served as a representative of the Youth Leadership Advancement Team, a project of the National League of Cities, and later served as president of the Student Civic Council. In 2003, Joe worked as an intern in the US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. In 2004, he interned in the office of US Senator Don Nickles of Oklahoma. Joe volunteered for four state-level campaigns in Oklahoma, one congressional campaign in New England, one senatorial campaign in the Southwest, and one presidential campaign. Following his graduation, Joe moved to South Korea, where he served as an English teacher and later as an administrator for the Kangwon Provincial Office of Education. He later moved to Saudi Arabia where he worked as a college-English instructor. Joe is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Political Science at Midwestern State University, where he also serves as a graduate assistant. After attaining his master’s degree, Joe intends to pursue his doctorate in Law at the University of Oklahoma.
Elijah Heyward III was a Presidential Scholar at Hampton University, where he earned many honors as a History and Leadership Studies double-major—including National Dean’s List, J. Edgar Hoover Scholar and Target All-Around Scholar. Elijah interned at a law firm in his home town of Beaufort, South Carolina during the summer of 2002. In 2003, he interned in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. And during his final summer at the Institute, Elijah conducted research as an intern at the Howard University Legal Center. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, where he was awarded a public service fellowship, which enabled to him to mentor a selected group of New Haven public school students. Elijah currently works for the Institute and and is Director for the Youth Scholar Academy.