HPJ Fellows 2016


Victoria King

Victoria King is a Junior at Wesleyan University studying Political Science and African-American Studies. She is a member of the Student Judicial Board, active in Wesleyan’s black student union, local after school tutoring and mentorship program, student of color publication, and several other campus organizations. She has a special interest in public policy and advocacy. As an HPJ Fellow, she is excited about her opportunity to explore consulting as an avenue for influencing, educating, and advancing racial equity. After completing her undergraduate degree, Victoria hopes to attend law school before advancing her career in the social change sector.


Cecilia Polanco

Cecilia Polanco is a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where she majored in Global Studies with a minor in Geography. She also earned a certificate in Business  from Kenan-Flagler Business school; essential skills which she applies in running her food truck and catering company called So Good PupusasCecilia‘s interests include dancing, reading, working with communities to promote positive change, Latinx issues, and education equity to name a few. During her undergraduate career at UNC, Cecilia was a Morehead-Cain scholar, a Global Gap Year Fellow, and worked with campus organizations and departments such as Student Government, and Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. At Frontline Solutions, she is learning about how consulting can intersect with social justice while making connections with other entrepreneurs and tapping into the heart of social innovation at American Underground.


Yemi Adewuyi

Yemi Adewuyi is a 2016 graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy. Yemi is particularly interested in the socioeconomic implications of public-private partnerships and aspires to a legal career in policy consulting and impact litigation. In his free time, he enjoys finding new books to read, having spontaneous jam sessions, and taking short walks to Chipotle.


Mariah Green

Mariah Green is a recent graduate of Temple University with a degree in Strategic Communications and minor in Business. She attributes her upbring in Southeast, Washington DC  as a combination of experiences that fuel her desire to leverage business as a vehicle to address social problems in under-resourced areas. In addition to this interest,  Mariah aspires to be  a non-profit consultant to organizations that focus on  youth and economic development and education  in communities of color. In her spare time, Mariah enjoys discovering new music, singing and tuning in to TEDtalks.


Priscilla Semphere

Priscilla Takondwa Semphere is a Junior at Smith College double-majoring in Women & Gender Studies and African Studies. She is passionate about storytelling, culture and the multiplicity of existence and identities. At Smith, she is the co-chair of the Smith African and Caribbean Students’ Association and occasionally writes articles for the campus newspaper. She enjoys writing, listening to music and having thoughtful conversations over tea.