The woman behind Seeds of Fortune
“A Posse Leadership Scholar at Babson College
on a $250,000 scholarship graduating in 2014.
I believed it was my duty to help ease the financial
burdens of those in my generation; so I created
a scholarship program to help teen girls obtain
local and national scholarships”
Alexandra Williams is a Software Engineer at Venmo, currently living in NYC. She was born and raised in Springfield, MA and graduated from Smith College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Science. She is an avid traveler and loves watching random YouTube videos.
Gaïana Joseph worked at Penguin Random House, currently works in Project Management at a tech company. She’s a Smith College alumna with a degree in Africana and French Studies. A passionate reader, she’ll always have the right book to recommend and can turn anyone into a book lover.
Ky’Eisha W. Penn
A Civic Engagement and Transparency Law Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, Ky’Eisha pursued her legal training at Howard University School of Law. She was awarded the 2017 Earl H. Davis Advocacy Award, was named the 2018 Howard Law Student of the Year and most recently, was awarded the Charles Hamilton Houston Outstanding Student Award at Howard University School of Law’s 150th Anniversary Gala.
Amy currently serves as the director of high school data and analytics at Ascend Public Charter Schools in Brooklyn, NY. As an academic tutor, Amy helps students make strategic decisions. She holds a Master’s degree from Boston University. See her TEDx talk in Prague: The power of curiosity - Amy Singh's chocolate story.
Joseph Covington II
Joseph Covington II is an Educational Content Curator, & Community Advocate who helps organizations create profound educational experiences for students. He has worked in the education space for the last
17 years of his career and he’s been working in the educational nonprofit space in Washington, D.C. for
the last ten years.
Natasha holds a B.A. in Psychology and Management-Organization from Spelman College and has had an extensive career in education program management. She is a member of the Essex County chapter in northern New Jersey, serves on the national Programs Committee, and has served with the Girl Scouts
Heart of New Jersey.
Asha Brown is a Program Manager in the non-profit sector working in student development in order to
support young adults in workforce development. Asha holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from North
Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a Master of Education in College Student
Personnel from the University of Louisville.
Kiara Whittle graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry. She currently works as a chemist and research assistant along with pursuing a masters in Toxicology and Pharmacology. Along with studying and working, Kiara also enjoys mentoring and helping engage kids in STEM fields.
Valarie S. Hollingsworth
Valarie S. Hollingsworth earned a Master of Arts Degree from Teachers College, Columbia University, and then went on to earn a Juris Doctor Degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University. Ms. Hollingsworth currently holds the title of Senior Administrative Law Judge at New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Traffic Violations Bureau.