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Illuminate and Inspire: Black Alum Panel

Thursday, March 28, 2024
4:00-6:00 PM
1040 (Multipurpose Room) LSA Building Map
Join us Thursday, March 28th, from 4pm to 6pm to hear from Black Alum about their time on campus and how they got to where they are today. A portion of the panel will also offer students the opportunity to ask questions and connect. Dinner will be provided as well. Come as you are, business dress is not required!

This event is open to all LSA students.

This event is sponsored by the LSA Opportunity Hub and Black Student Union.

RSVP now to reserve your spot!

Alum Bios:

Jubek Yongo-Bure
Jubek Yongo-Bure is the Principal of Jumi Consulting Group, a Black woman-owned consulting firm specializing in residential, commercial, and mix-used new construction real estate development. Jubek has managed and closed multimillion dollar real estate transactions for multifamily and single-family new construction and acquisition rehab deals using low income housing tax credits (LIHTC), new markets tax credits (NMTC), grants, and an array of public and private capital. She has managed key project tasks including feasibility analyses, budget development and management, and city review processes. Jubek has also initiated partnerships with civic, health, community, and faith-based organizations to implement social justice initiatives throughout the nation. Jubek has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Community Action Social Change from the University of Michigan, and a Master in Regional Planning with a concentration in Economic and Community Development from Cornell University. She loves traveling, gardening, and taking photos of Detroit’s historic architecture and remarkably beautiful murals. Jubek was raised in metro-Detroit and the great city of Flint.

Esohe Osabuohien
Esohe Osabuohien is an Associate Archival Producer at A+E Networks and an alumna of the University of Michigan and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. At Columbia Journalism School, she focused on character-driven, visually-reported stories highlighting underrepresented communities. In 2017, she was awarded a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship, which allowed her to travel to Havana, Cuba, and write about four artist-activists who use their platforms to address social issues on the island. Esohe is very passionate about increasing the amount of representation for people of color in our film and television industry. She aspires to highlight the joys of life, amplify the unknown, and showcase how cultures can intersect.

Lauren Winn
Lauren is a Management Consultant Manager at Accenture. After earning a BA in English at U-M and spending seven years at Quicken Loans as a content developer, technical writer, instructional designer, and team leader, she transitioned to her current role. Lauren’s expertise includes leadership, needs assessment, instructional design, program evaluation, and facilitation. She also earned an M.A. at George Washington University in the School of Education, focusing on Education Technology Leadership.

Malika N. Pryor
Malika N. Pryor, Chief Learning and Engagement Officer for the International African American Museum, provides strategic direction for creating and enhancing dynamic programs that explore the Middle Passage, the African diaspora, and the crucial contributions that African Americans have made to our history and to our modern world. As a member of the senior executive team, Pryor works closely with the CEO to establish partnerships and programs that support and sustain the museum’s mission, including exhibitions, school programs, faith-based initiatives and programs, local and national public programs, and the Center for Family History, a one-of-a-kind research center that focuses on African American genealogy. A native of Detroit, Michigan, she was shaped by many of the city’s community and cultural arts institutions, and her education and work experience reflect this. Pryor received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and Afro American and African Studies from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before going on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. After practicing law in Atlanta for several years, Pryor returned to her hometown of Detroit in 2010, where she served as director of education and programs at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. From there, she started a boutique non-profit consulting firm providing services to emerging community-based organizations with a special emphasis on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) founders. She then joined the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas where she established the communications and education department. While living abroad, she founded the Curlyfest Bahamas Festival before once again returning to Detroit, where she most recently served as senior director of educations programs and outreach for the Detroit Historical Society. There, she formed a cohesive department, developing innovative experiences including Invoking the Spirit: Detroit’s Black Bottom, a digital exhibition and walking tour chronicling the lives and experiences of one of the most historically important neighborhoods in the city’s history.

Lauren Winfrey
A native of Detroit, Lauren Winfrey has dreamed of the day she'd return home to tell stories in the city that's helped shape the woman she is today. So, when the opportunity to wake up early with Detroit and its surrounding areas to anchor the weekend morning newscast presented itself, she accepted it without hesitation.
In her role at CBS News Detroit, Lauren reports three days a week and anchors the station's morning show on weekends. Lauren joins the team after spending four years in Wisconsin. She launched her career in Madison, Wisc., before moving to Milwaukee, Wisc., to further her journalism journey. Her last stop was in Philadelphia, Pa. She spent the bulk of her time there reporting the morning news.
Lauren is a proud graduate of Detroit Country Day School, The University of Michigan (Go Blue), and Syracuse University. When she's not working to give you news you can use, she's in mom mode, scouting out the best toddler friendly play places and mommy and me classes in Metro Detroit. Lauren loves walking the Dequindre Cut and spending Saturdays at Eastern Market. She's passionate about Detroit, and its people. She's also dedicated to keeping her father's legacy alive by pouring into Detroit just as he did throughout his life.

The Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event is on the 1st floor of a wheelchair accessible building which includes wheelchair-accessible restrooms on the 1st floor, a gender-inclusive and accessible restroom on the 1st floor, places to sit or stand during the event, and accessible parking options nearby on Maynard Street To request other accommodations please contact LSA Hub Events at  or 734-763-4674 so we can make arrangements.
Building: LSA Building
Event Type: Social / Informal Gathering
Tags: Alumni, Black Student Union, Leadership, Lsa Opportunity Hub
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Opportunity Hub, The Black Student Union