Michigan State University
Terrell Frazier graduated from Michigan State University, where he majored in Journalism. He has been writing and publishing since high school. He has served as editor and writer on several student papers and has received an Excellence in Journalism award. Terrell is also a recent graduate of the New School in New York and serves as a health communications fellow at the New York University School of Medicine. During his first summer, he interned at Knight Ridder Tribune news service, where he wrote articles which appeared in newspapers all over the United States. In 2005, he interned at the U.S. Department of Labor.
JOSEPH K. GITHUKU
University of Maryland
Joseph Githuku is a native of Kenya, where he was fortunate to have studied at a rigorous Catholic boarding school and one of the country’s most prestigious high schools. Having moved to the United States during his high school years, Joseph expresses sincere appreciation for the freedoms and opportunities that Americans enjoy and a strong determination to use the American political system to benefit the lives of others. He studied Political Science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In 2010, Joe received his JD from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore. During his first summer as an Institute scholar, Joseph interned at the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2005, he interned with the House Committee on Governmental Reform.
DARIUS A. GRAHAM
Florida A&M University
Darius Graham earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida A&M University. At FAMU, Darius founded the Honor Student Association and served as its first president in addition to his heavy involvement in student government. He was captain of the FAMU Mock Trial Team; former host of “In the Know,” a news and public affairs radio show; and president of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Currently, Darius serves as executive director of Books All Around , a non-profit organization he founded. For his academic achievements and community involvement, Darius was one of the finalists of the 2005 Florida College Student of the Year Award. In 2006, Darius was selected to USA Today’s College Academic All-Stars First Team for all of his achievements while a student at FAMU. Darius graduated from the UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 2009, where he was editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy. He is currently an associate at the law firm Akin Gump in Washington, DC. As an Institute scholar, Darius spent his first summer interning at the US Department of State. In his final summer, he interned for the US Department of Labor.
Prairie View A&M University
Andrae James attended Prairie View A&M University in Texas on a ROTC Scholarship and a distinguished academic scholarship. He majored in Political Science and is interested in a career in law and politics. Andrae was the recipient of the Superior Cadet Award, holds University Honors and maintains a place on the National Dean’s List. After graduating, Andrae fulfilled his commitment with the US Army. He was recently promoted to Captain. Andrae spent his first summer interning for the Department of the Army and returned there in 2005.