Cohort 2, Class of 2021

  • Justin Barlas is a rising junior from St. Petersburg, Florida concentrating in Applied Mathematics-Computer Science and Urban Studies. At Brown, he is a site leader for STEMS, working to provide tutoring and mentoring to the students at Hope High School. He also sits on the interviews board of the Brown Political Review, is a member of the ultimate frisbee team, and competes with Brown Esports on the Overwatch team.
    Justin Barlas
  • Trinity Conner is a rising junior from San Diego, California concentrating in International and Public Affairs on the Policy and Governance Track. At Brown, she sits on the executive board of the League of United Black Women, serves as an Ambassador for Panel to the People, and works as a Virtual Admissions Representative assisting with Admissions Office tasks and serving as a primary point of contact for prospective and newly admitted students.
    Trinity Conner
  • Christina Crockett is a rising junior from New York City concentrating in Behavioral Decision Sciences with a focus in Education and Education policy. At Brown, she is the Co-Events Coordinator for Brown’s Black Student Union, works with the Admissions Office as a Virtual Admission Representative, serves as a Residential Peer Counselor, and competes on Brown’s one-and-only step team, Divine Rhythm.
    Christina Crockett
  • Valerie Aguilar Dellisanti is a rising junior from Lima, Peru majoring in Computer Science - Economics & International and Public Affairs. At Brown, she is a Research Assistant for the CLPS department, a CS Diversity Assistant, and a Coordinator for the Science Center NSC Program. She is also a member of the Cheer Team and a Bonner Community Fellow., and she is very interested in Indigenous Affairs. She enjoys dancing, dogs and meeting new people. As an Annenberg Fellow, Valerie hopes to gain more insight about Data Analysis and how to better use this knowledge to empower disadvantaged communities.
    Valerie Aguilar Dellisanti
  • Jessica Saenz Gomez is a rising junior from Mesa, Arizona concentrating in Sociology. At Brown, she is the Secretary of MEChA and a Bonner Community Fellow. She also serves as a remote tutor for bilingual second graders under the Swearer Classroom Program and as a site leader for the program at William D’Abate Elementary School.
    Jessica Saenz Gomez
  • Yetunde Oshagbemi is a rising junior majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She is a teaching assistant for Principles of Microeconomics and serves as the Director of Communications for the UMBC Residential Student Association. Her research interests lie in the relationship between gender inequality and economic development in Nigeria.
    Yetunde Oshagbemi
  • Ruth Schlenker is a rising junior studying Social Analysis & Research and Modern Culture & Media. She is currently a Research and Policy Intern at Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development. She is also a Research Assistant on two projects at Brown’s Population Studies and Training Center and was previously a Research Assistant on Annenberg’s EdInstruments team and the Brown Institute for Policy’s K-12 Mental Health Policy team. Outside of research, she is involved in Brown Model UN, Brown Effective Altruism, the Brown Undergraduate Journal of Public Health, Catalyst Literary and Art Journal, and Brown Chamber Orchestra.
    Ruth Schlenker
  • Celenah Watson is a rising junior from Hackensack, New Jersey concentrating in Education Studies and BEO (Organizational Studies). At Brown, she works with Lifespan Connect for Health as a Bonner Community Fellow and assists with addressing social determinants of health for Rhode Islanders. She is also a Women’s Peer Counselor for first-year students on campus.
    Celenah Watson
  • Ben Youngwood is a rising junior from New York, New York concentrating in Public Policy. At Brown, he spends his time doing independent political research and modeling, playing in pit orchestras for musicals, and working on the board of Brown Students for Israel.
    Ben Youngwood