30 Under 30

Job Title: Commissioner Organization/Groups: Washington, DC Elected Official Why Was Sharece Nominated Her diverse background in communications and now recent winner of a campaign demonstrates her ability to lead and take on any challenge.

Job Title: Ownver, The Tasting Experience Organization/Groups: The Tasting Experience Why Was Keith Nominated: After months of networking and grinding he caught his first big break when he was contracted to cater for Rihanna at her DC & Baltimore ANTI World Tour stops. Since then he’s been contacted by various celebrities including Jazmine Sullivan, Cardi B, Dawn […]

Job Title:Executive Director Organization/Groups: KES Consulting Company Why Was John Nominated: John is a dedicated charter school administrator in Washington DC. John is also the Executive Director of a primer consulting company in DC. He gives back to his community in every way possible. John has really shown this through his service to several underperforming […]

Job Title: Social Worker Organization/Groups :Secretary Howard University School of Social Work, NAACP, Rainbow PUSH Coalition Jayna White is dedicated to helping youth and their families throughout the DMV. Her motto is “Be the person you needed growing up!” If there is something she can do to effect change, she has no problem getting her […]

Job Title: President & CEO of CuteThickApparel.com Organizations/Groups: NABA, NCNW, National Urban League Why was Ashley Nominated: Ashley is a recent graduate of Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration & Economics. In college she lead and participated in many organizations and community service activities. She has always demonstrated great leadership […]

Job Title: DC Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner 7F01 Organization/Groups: Capital Area Food Bank Why was Tyrell nominated: Tyrell is one of the youngest Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners in Washington DC. He is an Advocacy Specialist & Spokesperson at Capital Area Food Bank. He is also a Minister and former two time Youth Mayor in the District of […]

Job Title: Doctorale Candidate-Clinical Psychology Organizations/Groups: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., American Psychological Association, Black Psychologist Association Why was Simone nominated: If asked to describe Simone in one phrase, it would be “determined to win”. Simone relocated to the DMV area to attend Howard University where she gained her Bachelors in Psychology in 2010. Simone […]

Job Title: DC Ward 8 School Board Represetative Organizations/Groups: Ward 8 Democrats, Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute Alumni Association Why Was Markus Nominated: Markus is a 23 year old graduate of Thurgood Marshall Academy and is now the youngest elected official in Washington, DC.representing Ward 8 on the DC State Board of Education. He is a […]

Job Title: Founder & CEO of ScholarCHIPS Organization/Groups: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Why was Yasmine Nominated: Being the daughter of an incarcerated parent, Yasmine founded ScholarCHIPS, a non-profit dedicated to raising college scholarships and providing mentoring for children of incarcerated parents. She has raised ~$80K in scholarship money since she started in 2010 and […]

Job Title: Development Operations Manager for My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Organizations/Groups: UNICEF Next Generation and Model UN Why Was Dana Nominated: Dana is an exceptional, selfless public servant and leader who recently graduated from Boston College with a Masters of Social Work, specializing in Social Innovation & Leadership and Global Practice. Dana has dedicated her life […]

Job Title: Director of Sports Initiatives Mgr. of Digital Communications, Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Organizations/Groups: GirTrek, Black Girls Health, Black Girls Run, Miss Black US Ambassador, Ebony Adventures Why was Ebony Nominated: Ebony Andrews is the quintessential renaissance woman. She provides opportunities for youth nationwide to become involved with sports through her work […]

Job Title: Sports Reporter Organization/Groups: Fox Sports Radio, NABJ, NAHJ, AWSM, WISE, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Why Was Kelsey Nominated: Kelsey always has been a game changer, as a freelance reporter. One of the youngest faces commonly in the locker room/sidelines, and one of a few faces of color. Kelsey has become a dominant force […]