For their transformation project, this cohort partnered with the Learning Farm and Khuba International - two local non-profit organization to support their initiatives. You can read more about their work here.
BOLD Scholars 2020 - 2022 (Cohort 4)
Cyerra graduated with a BA in Art History, Criticism and Conversation. Cyerra plans to pursue graduate school in the Netherlands.
Cyerra is from Yonkers, NY, and comes from a blended family of 6 siblings. As a woman of color, she feels that it is her job to create a path for herself and other young women like her in the field of Physics and Astronomy so that they can become their very best selves!
Seidy graduated with a BA in Integrated Marketing Communications. After graduating, Seidy began her career as the Marketing Coordinator at Carahsoft.
Seidy is a first-generation Afro-Latina born in Dominican Republic and raised in Hazleton, PA.
Sainabou graduated with a BS in Biology and Mathematics and is now pursuing a MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Sainabou is passionate about connecting people across differences and investing in healthy communities.
Jacqueline graduated with a BA in Sociology. She is currently completing her fellowship year as the Program Coordinator at the Doula Access Initiative. This is a local non-profit organization focused on connecting families in need with doula care.
Jacqueline is passionate about women’s health, working with children, and being a musician just to name a few things!
Serah graduated with a BA in Legal Studies and is currently pursuing a JD from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.
As a first-generation Nigerian American woman pursuing a career in law, Serah's sense of justice is rooted in the idea that all humans are created equal. This belief is the foundation of her passion for social change.
Khangelani graduated with a BS in Biology. She is now completing her fellowship year as the Wildlife Care Fellow at Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. She intends to become a veterinarian.
Khangelani was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe. Most of the issues she advocates for, she has experienced first-hand, from tackling human-wildlife conflict in underrepresented communities, to promotion of cheap, safe and shameless menstrual hygiene management.
Michelle graduated with a degree in Music Education and is currently pursuing a master's in Music Education from Columbia University Teachers' College.
Michelle was born in Dominican Republic, but she was raised in NYC.
Helen graduated with a BA in Anthropology.
Helen is a first-generation Mexican-American student from Brooklyn, NY.
Gabrielle graduated with a BA in Creative Writing and is currently completing her fellowship year at VONA Voices.
Gabrielle is a proud first-generation Latina from Miami, Florida. Her Colombian-Ecuadorian-Egyptian upbringing in an immigrant family gave her the awareness for the need for social change early on in life, and she chooses to incorporate her activism with poetry, music, and art.
Jessica graduated with a BA in Psychology and is currently pursing a master's degree in Elementary Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Disabilities from the Teachers College at Columbia University.
Jessica is a first-generation Asian American from Manhattan, New York City. In her free time, she likes to do cross-stitch, play badminton, and catch up on the latest international TV shows. She enjoys working with kids and is hoping to pursue an education career to help kids with special needs in the near future.