30 Under 30

Job Title: CEO & Finance Expert Organizations/Groups: XNE Financial Advising, LLC He’s a DC native & resides in MD who is ambitious and charitable. He provided monetary, time and free financial services to non-profits. After 5 years in the business, he linked up with the largest educational servicer in the country; reached more than 420 clients; processed […]

Job Title: U.S. Foreign Service Officer Organizations/Groups: Rangel and Pickering International Affairs Fellows Program Passionate about diplomacy and foreign affairs, M.J. represents the United States overseas as a diplomat. Through presentations and professional and educational exchanges, she has informed foreign audiences of America’s values, history, and celebration of diversity. Through outreach in Washington D.C. and her original […]

Job Title: Commercial Real Estate Underwriter Organizations/Groups: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, National Association of Black Accountants, and DC Democrats Christian joined Wells Fargo Bank three years ago and is currently in the Commercial Real Estate group as an underwriter for new developments in low income communities and neighborhoods. He sits on the board of Phi Beta […]

Job Title: Community Advocate Organization/Groups: Vice President of Membership, Prince George’s County Young Democrats Ashanti Martinez is a member of the Young Dems of Prince George’s County where he serves as vice-president of membership. During his senior year of High School he created the LGBTQ Student Liaison position for the Prince George’s County Regional Association […]

Job Title: Producer at WMDE-TV Organization/Groups: Founder and CEO of Acmatic, LLC. Founder and CEO of Acmatic, Jazelle mergers hip-hop with education to deliver her message of achieving one’s dreams. She can be found at DC schools and community centers where her exuberance never fails to capture the hearts of students. Additionally, Jazelle produces music […]

Job Title: Founder, Envision Inc. Organization/Groups: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Recent Graduate of Morgan State University, Amber is the founder of Envision Inc., she plans to help students and even adults with financial success and helping them to see their fullest potential in life. She recently just held a vision board party as her […]

Job Title: Assistant To The Director Organization/Groups: Katherine Smith Contemporary Dance Ensemble Carlyn is a game changer in the world of dance. While being outgoing and motivating she determined and dedicated to the growth and assistance of young talented dancers. Carlyn has been dancing for 20+ years, and has the heart, passion and love for […]

Job Title: District Executive Organization/Groups: Pi Kappa Phi, Boy Scouts of America, 4-H. I am nominating Keenan because through his work as a professional, he is changing the lives of young men and women every single day by the programs and opportunities he puts forth through his volunteers. I am also nominating him because he […]

Job Title: Librarian, DC Public Schools Organization/Groups: Top Ladies of Distinction, D.C. Library Association Milea was born in Evanston, IL and attended Howard University for undergraduate school earning her B.A. in History. She went on to attend the Catholic University of America where she earned her Master’s in Library Science. I am nominating Milea because she literally […]

Job Title: Owner and Career Coach Organization/Groups:Elite Career Design Rheana, a 24 year old native Washingtonian, has a passion for helping others reach and exceed their career goals. As a Career Coach, she established her own career management business, Elite Career Design, where she works one-on-one with her clients – from high school and college […]