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Kahlil Greene, Director's Fellow 2020
Yale College

Kahlil Greene is a junior from outside of Washington D.C. majoring in History with a specific focus on United States policies affecting Black Americans. Currently, he is the student body president of Yale College and is the first Black student to ever hold this title. Kahlil has also served as an executive board member of the Yale Black Men’s Union, an advocate for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and consultant at McKinsey and Company.

Director's Fellow 2020
Yale College

CJ Irsfeld is a junior studying History with a concentration on social change and social movements. His research interests include the logistical challenges of rural infrastructure policy, the political relationships between progressivism and marginalized communities, and the history and development of farmer-labor movements. CJ works as the chief of staff to New Haven Alder Darryl Brackeen and coordinates the Dwight Hall Urban Fellows program, in addition to working on program and funding development with EMERGE Connecticut.

Yale College

Brian Reyes is a junior majoring in History and Ethnicity, Race and Migration.  He is interested in race and class in urban environments, especially concerning the racial wealth gap and the rise of austerity policies since the 1970s. During his time at Yale, he has done research at the University of Chicago, currently conducts research as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and has worked on several legislative and community campaigns at the state advocacy organization Connecticut Students for a Dream. 

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