KEVIN R. BRINSON
University of Georgia
Kevin R. Brinson is enrolled in the Honor’s College at the University of Georgia, where he majors in Finance and International Business. He holds memberships in the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Golden Key International Honor Society. As a freshman, he founded Seeds of Knowledge (SOW), an initiative that employs students to create and distribute learning materials to children. He also serves as a Senator in the Student Government Association. Kevin plans to pursue a career in business consulting. His hometown is Peachtree City, Georgia.
Chance Craig is a Public Policy and American Institutions major at Brown University. Chance grew up in Marvell, Arkansas, where he was valedictorian of his high school class and became the first student from his county to be admitted to an Ivy League institution. At Brown, he is the community service chairman for the Black Student Union and undergraduate representative for the university’s Diversity Advisory Board. Chance demonstrated his commitment to service last summer by teaching middle school students in New Orleans through Breakthrough Collaborative. He also serves as a minority peer counselor to first year students at Brown. Chance aspires to become an attorney.
SKYLAR D. DUNN
University of Southern California
Skylar D. Dunn is the first Tennessee State University student admitted to the Institute. He participates in the university’s Honors Program and is pursuing a degree in Business Administration. While maintaining a perfect grade point average, he finds time to tutor elementary school students in Nashville. Last summer, Skylar interned in the International Charitable Giving Program at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, his hometown. He also visited local hospitals as a Childhood Cancer Foundation volunteer. His career goal is to become a sports agent.
KEVIN M. FELISME
Kevin M. Felisme attends American University and majors in Justice and Law with a concentration in Public Policy. He is passionate about criminal justice issues and has interned at the Vera Institute of Justice, an independent, nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D. C. He is a native of Manchester, New Hampshire, where he engaged area youth through programs such as My Turn, which promotes the importance of college education. He also volunteered as a teaching assistant at a local residential facility for roubled boys. He hopes one day to assume the title Attorney General of the United States.
ISIAH P. GUINYARD
North Carolina A&T
Isiah P. Guinyard is an Elementary Education major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. On campus, Isiah is a student ambassador and president of e Tau Sigma National Honor Society. Through high school, he was member of former Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s high school cabinet in the District of Columbia Public Schools. He currently participates in Rhee’s new initiative, Students First, which advocates for education reform. Isiah will participate in the Institute as a YSA Scholar. The Youth Scholar Academy is the program in which the Institute’s talented college students teach high school boys during week-long residential sessions in Washington. Isiah is preparing for a career as a teacher but would also welcome the opportunity to become Chancellor of D. C. Public Schools.
JEWELEON P.C. JONES
Jeweleon P.C. Jones majors in Business Administration at Emory University. He is a peer mentor and serves as a facilitator for the Crossroads Program, a retreat designed for first year students. He recently participated in the Google BOLD Immersion and LeaderShape Institute programs, and aspires to a career in marketing. Last summer, Jeweleon studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His hometown is Powder Springs, Georgia.