Joshua Agee

Joshua Agee

Joshua Agee received his Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Tougaloo College May 2015. He plans to attend medical school and specialize in infectious diseases. Joshua recently completed an internship with NASA where he studied how space environment affects the human immune system. Joshua participated in the UMMC-HBCU Prostate Cancer Research training program funded […]

Dereck Alexander

Dereck Alexander

Hello! My name is Dereck Alexander and I am from New Orleans, Louisiana. I attend Dillard University majoring in Public Health with a concentration  of community health/education . I also will graduate next year with a minor  in Social Work. I plan on going to grad school and would like to work at the CDC.

Dylan Brooks

Dylan Brooks

My name is Dylan Brooks and work for Compass, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Lake Worth, Florida as the Mpowerment Program Coordinator. I have been involved in the field of HIV prevention for five years. My passion started while I was a volunteer with AIDS Athens in Georgia and it just grew from […]

Jorge L. Cienfuegos

Jorge L. Cienfuegos

Jorge L. Cienfuegos-Szalay was born in Puerto Rico in 1992. He graduated from University of Puerto Rico in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduating, he has spent some time as a voluntary research assistant in the Center of Investigation and Sociomedical Evaluation in Puerto Rico, working with various HIV and HIV-stigma related research […]

Natahlia Enoah

Natahlia Enoah

My name is Natahlia Enoah and I am from Coyote Canyon, NM. I currently reside in Albuquerque, NM where I attend the University of New Mexico to receive my degree is Health Education. I am passionate about improving the health of our nation, especially in my own community.

Charlie Ferrusi

Charlie Ferrusi

Charlie Ferrusi is an impassioned activist for health equity, seeking to eliminate the health disparities faced by LGBTQ people and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. Charlie received his BS in School and Community Health Education from SUNY Brockport and his MPH in Community Health from New York University College of Global Public Health. Charlie is a […]

Ebony Gordon

Ebony Gordon

Ebony R. Gordon is a 2014-graduate of Tennessee State University holding a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She wishes to continue and obtain a Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling with a concentration in Corrections-Based Counseling. She currently serves as the Administrative Assistant for Project UNO of Street Works, in Nashville, Tennessee. Project UNO is […]

Joseph “Joey” Gray

Joseph “Joey” Gray

I would like to start off by saying I am truly grateful and honored to have been selected to be apart of this years Youth Initiative. Hello everyone my name is Joey. I am 23 years old and I’m an openly gay young man who is HIV positive. I have been positive for about three […]

Wideline Guerrier

Wideline Guerrier

Wideline Guerrier is a Health Educator at Greater Bridgeport Area Prevention Program (GBAPP). She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University. Wideline specializes in presenting HIV prevention options and conducting HIV/Hepatitis-C Testing. She is `a passionate advocate against the HIV stigma issues. As a facilitator, Wideline is dedicated to educate the community about health awareness, particularly the HIV virus. […]

Maeghan Hall

Maeghan Hall

“Maeghan Hall is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and graduated from Western Branch High school. She is now a student in the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University. Maeghan is the president of Project CHOICE, a grant funded peer education organization and a certified peer health educator. She is also […]