Announcing the Black Futures in Food & Beverage Fellows!

Announcing the Black Futures in Food & Beverage Fellows!

A few weeks ago, we announced the Black Futures in Food & Beverage Fellowship Program. Through this program, eight fellows from participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (including Howard University, NC A&T, Clark Atlanta and Florida A&M) will engage virtually in workshops, fireside chats, panels, and conversations with some of the food & beverage industry’s most impactful leaders. 

The fellowship will culminate in a virtual capstone project and “demo day” that will call executive leadership from household name brands to consider each fellow for a spring / summer 2021 internship.

And now for the exciting news! We're thrilled to introduce our new Black Futures in Food and Beverage fellows! We're inspired by their energy and eagerness to learn about the CPG industry. Join us in congratulating them and read on to learn more about each fellow!

Rachel Hartfield

School: Howard University

Major: Marketing

Expected Graduation: 2021

A Note from Rachel: "I’m so excited to start this program! I'm interested in  understanding more of how the food and beverage CPG industry works when it comes to sales, marketing, and distribution of products. I want to learn the ins and outs of the business and understand what it takes to be an amazing entrepreneur. My end goal is to start my own healthy organic grocery store."

Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn 

Taniiya Murphy

School: North Carolina A&T University

Major: Business Information Technology

Expected Graduation: 2021

A Note from Taniiya: "I am hoping to learn more about CPG sales and purchasing, as I am pursuing a career in Category Management. I’d like to meet people within the industry and learn more about their journeys."

Connect with Taniiya on LinkedIn

Kayla Braggs

School: Florida A&M University

Major: Food Sciences; minor in Agribusiness

Expected Graduation: 2022

Connect with Kayla on LinkedIn

Ashley Meeks

School: Clark Atlanta University

Major: Mass Communication; emphasis in Public Relations

Expected Graduation: 2022

A Note from Ashley: "I’m beyond excited for the next seven weeks with the Partake team and look forward to learning more about the CPG industry. I hope to enhance my career path in Public Relations while simultaneously networking with industry level professionals in the process."

Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn

DeMarcus Means

School: Florida A&M University

Major: Business Administration, Facilities Management

Expected Graduation: 2020

A Note from DeMarcus: "I am interested in learning more about sustainable food and solutions for communities of color who lack resources. I already know a lot about sustainability strategies related to buildings and architecture but I am eager to broaden my knowledge. I truly believe there should be healthy snacks for healthy lifestyles."

Connect with DeMarcus on LinkedIn

Jada Milligan

School: Howard University

Major: Computer Information Systems

Expected Graduation: 2022

A Note from Jada: "I hope to make new connections, learn, and explore different business strategies, as well as gain more knowledge about the consumer packaged goods industry to be able to share with others."

Connect with Jada on LinkedIn

Jeffery Guy Gallimore

School: Howard University

Major: Bachelor of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management

Expected Graduation: 2021

Connect with Jeffery on LinkedIn

Denisha Philistin

School: Howard University

Major: Bachelor of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management

Expected Graduation: 2021

Connect with Denisha on LinkedIn

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