MIAMI

“We hold these truths to be self-evident…We’re them. They’re you. You’re me. We’re us: a handshake, a smile good morning on the bus, a door held open, a seat we give up on the subway. We tend restrooms or sell art, make huevos rancheros or herbed salmon, run for mayor or restock shelves, work a backhoe or write poems. We’re a poem in progress.”
— Richard Blanco, excerpt from Declaration of Interdependence

We launched AYLF’s first-ever cohort in Miami in 2023 with Fellows who hail from across the city, contributing rich perspectives and experiences.

Meet Miami’s Fellows

  • Patricia Bouza Headshot
  • Ulysses del Pino
  • Destiny Elisitin

Miami Program Delivery

  • Aleidra Allen

    Aleidra Allen

    local action coordinator

    Field Organizer
    Movement 4 Black Lives

  • Image of Dante smiling and wearing a black hat

    Dante Apaéstegui

    facilitator

    AYLF Senior Fellow
    J.D. Candidate
    Rutgers Law School

  • Kyah Donald

    youth facilitator

    AYLF Senior Fellow
    Specifier Commercial Specialist – Leadership Development Program
    Schneider Electric

  • Ronald Wabamnor

    Ronald Wabomnor, EdD.

    facilitator

    Dean of Students
    Florida International University

Miami Advisory Council

SANDRA LOUK LAFLEUR

Director, Changemaking Education and Social Innovation
Miami Dade College

DR. RYAN C. HOLMES

Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
University of Miami

JOSE DIAZ

Tax Professional
Deloitte

KARLA BACHMANN

Vice President of Financial Wellness
Branches

MELODY TIMOTHEE

Visual Artist/Photographer
Melody Timothee Photography

ANGIE LAPIANA URRUTIA

Administrative Coordinator, MMC
Florida International University

Miami Partners

Can we change it to read: We are extremely grateful to the array of local organizations with whom we partner to ensure young leaders across Miami have access to opportunity.

Branches
Breakthrough Miami
Florida International University
Mexican-American Council
Miami Dade College
Miami Dade County Public School District
St. Thomas University
TheDream.us (Miami)
University of Miami