We are excited to welcome the third cohort of the Digital Inclusion Fellowship. This group comes from diverse backgrounds and brings a fantastic set of skills and experiences to the Fellowship and their host organizations. The Fellows will spend a full year creating, building and leading digital literacy programs in their communities.
Aneta Lee, hosted by Impact United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA
Aneta Thomas Lee is an altruistic forward-thinker with a passion for underserved neighborhoods. She has worked in nonprofit management—as a volunteer or in active employment—for more than 20 years. Her approach is to support others to empower themselves. Aneta served as a Digital Inclusion Fellow in the 2015–2016 Cohort, and continues this year as an agent of change in her community.
Necole Durham, hosted by Impact United Methodist Church in Atlanta, GA
Necole Durham worked with refugees and immigrants for 12 years teaching ESL, citizenship preparation, cultural orientation, and communication skills for married couples. She has also helped Burmese refugees create microenterprises. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio State University and a Master’s in Marketing from Franklin University, and began her first bilingual computer training position this year. She is passionate about working in the community, especially in adult education.
Lorena Cuffy, hosted by University AME Zion Church in Palo Alto, CA
Lorena Cuffy has worked for 10 years in a range of nonprofits as an educator, motivator, and fundraiser. Her educational background is in accounting, international relations, and computer information systems, and she has a passion for connecting with people.
Jessica Jones, hosted by Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, CA
Jessica Jones is a Digital Media Production graduate from UC Santa Cruz. She has five years’ experience in theater, graphic design and content development. She aims to use her passion for digital storytelling and creative collaboration to aid her community in bridging the digital divide.
Rizwanullah (Atif) Hamedi, hosted by Austin Pathways in Austin, TX
Atif holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Kardan University in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has nine years of experience working with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and United States Air Force (USAF) as a Translator and Cultural Advisor. Atif has worked as an intern with the Housing Authority of the City of Austin for one year and speaks Pashtu, Hindi, and Persian languages. As a current Austin Community College student, he is working to obtain an Associate Degree in Network Administration. He loves helping people because “We only have what we give.”