Youth Represent’s Junior Board engages dedicated young professionals to support the critical mission of Youth Represent. Through participation in the Junior Board, members have the opportunity to volunteer their time, skills, and resources to increase awareness of youth justice issues and to raise funds for Youth Represent. Junior Board Members also benefit by having the opportunity to network socially and professionally within a group of their peers and demonstrate their commitment to youth social justice issues in New York.
Click here to view the Junior Board Member Expectations to see if you may be able to contribute. Membership is available on a rolling basis, and we’re always interested in meeting enthusiastic individuals seeking to champion the Youth Represent mission. If you’ve read the Member Expectations and would like to seek membership to the Junior Board, please download an application form and email the Junior Board Membership Committee.
H. Temi Adeniji – Co-Chair
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Temi graduated from Princeton University in 2009 and received both a JD from Columbia Law School and an LLM in International Commercial Law from University College London in 2012. She is currently an associate in the Finance Group at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Temi became interested in the failings of the criminal justice system in the US particularly with respect to youthful offenders while in law school and during her Master’s program, and her involvement with Youth Represent stems from the desire to play a meaningful role in an organization with an innovative approach towards youth defense and advocacy.
Jameel A. Adeniji – Co-Chair
Harvard Business School
Jameel is currently in his first year at Harvard Business School. Prior to this, he was an analyst in the Global Capital Markets group at Citi for three years. He has committed to the Junior Board as a means of bridging his professional and philanthropic interests, and is excited about the opportunity to advance the mission and initiatives of Youth Represent. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria by way of Arlington, Texas, Jameel enjoys playing pick-up squash, online trivia, and value investing, and holds an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University with certificates in Political Economy and African Studies.
Lauren E. Alliegro
Originally from Boston, Lauren is a 2011 graduate of Princeton University. She currently works in Business Development at Birchbox, an NYC-based discovery commerce company. Prior to Birchbox, she spent two years as a strategy consultant at Accenture, where she was involved with the company’s Skills to Succeed program, an initiative focused on equipping local youth with career skills. She joined the Junior Board to get more closely connected with the NYC youth community and support Youth Represent’s efforts to empower young people affected by the criminal justice system.
Matthew C. Callahan
Matt graduated from Princeton in 2011 and is currently an analyst in BlackRock’s Fixed Income group focusing on Investment Grade Credit. In NYC he has continued his college passions, playing plenty of soccer and squash as well as participating in a fellowship group. He has enjoyed the opportunity to explore and build relationships while in NYC and looks forward to further strengthening his ties to the community through participation in the Junior Board.
Peter H. Callahan
Since graduating from Princeton in 2011, Peter has worked as an Analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Equity Markets division (focusing on the TMT Sector). He spends his free time playing soccer for two NYC clubs and as an active member of the Christian Union. As he continues to entrench himself in the NYC community, Peter is joining the Junior Board as an opportunity to challenge himself outside the professional environment and offer a meaningful and rewarding service to those in need.
R. Matthew Doherty
Matt graduated from Princeton in 2011 and currently works at Goldman Sachs in the Alternative Capital Markets group. At Goldman, Matt serves as a Community Team Works captain coordinating and organizing community outreach programs in the greater New York City area. Matt joined the Junior Board to further connect with the NYC community and to support and grow Youth Represent’s mission. Matt enjoys spending time with his family and staying active playing soccer, golf, and tennis.
Yoeli, Gottlied & Etra, LLP
Ryne is a litigation associate at the law firm of Yoeli, Gottlieb & Etra LLP. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University and graduated with honors from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, where he was a member of the Cardozo Criminal Defense Clinic and the Moot Court Honor Society. Ryne is excited to work with Youth Represent to help reform the criminal justice system and to assist young people affected by the criminal and juvenile justice systems with their reintegration into society.
Andrew W. Kerr
Andrew is a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in New York City. In his professional role, he provides individuals with innovative solutions to help them achieve their financial objectives. A native of State College, Pennsylvania, Andrew has been a champion of social justice since being introduced to the concept in his undergrad studies and has committed to the Junior Board as a way to make a meaningful impact on the broader NYC community. Andrew enjoys working out and spending time with his friends and family, and holds an A.B. in Politics from Princeton University.
Megan E. Leahy
Megan is a 2011 graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and currently works as an Associate in J.P. Morgan’s Equity Capital Markets group, covering Real Estate clients. Megan is thrilled to be joining the Junior Board and partnering with Youth Represent given her interest in law and public policy, and looks forward to connecting with other young people in the New York area. Megan is originally from San Diego, California, and her hobbies include hiking, reading and spending time with her niece and nephew.
Breaking the Bronx
Danielle is a graduate of Princeton University and Teach For America alum. She is the founder of Breaking the Bronx, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college counseling to students in her hometown borough of the Bronx. Danielle joined the Junior Board in order to further carry out her life-long mission to stem the cycle of poverty among the underprivileged and close the achievement gap between disparate socio-economic/ethnic populations in America. Danielle is an avid sports fanatic, so during her leisure time, in addition to dancing and eating out, Danielle loves to watch sports documentaries and ESPN.
Trey J. Peacock
Trey is an Arizona native who became involved with Youth Represent through his commitment to the organization’s goal of ensuring equal opportunity for those affected by the justice system. Currently on a one-year assignment for Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, Trey is helping to advance Youth Represent’s mission by mobilizing his existing network in New York, and is looking forward to engaging with the Junior Board upon his return to the states.
Jackie is a South Florida native and 2011 alum from the University of Florida where she graduated with a B.S. in Public Relations and a minor in Communication Studies. Since graduation, Jackie has worked for Macy’s Inc., where she is currently an Associate Fashion Director in Fashion Marketing. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to diversify the Youth Represent Junior Board and bring her PR, marketing and event management experience to the organization.
Adam J. Shippey
Adam is an investment associate with Highmount Capital, an independent wealth management firm focused on the financial objectives of high net worth individuals. He is excited to work with his Junior Board colleagues to support Youth Represent in their crucial mission of reversing social injustice and empowering young people. A native of New Jersey, Adam graduated from Princeton University in 2012 with a concentration in Economics and a certificate in Politics.