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Afro-Caribbean Club and D&I Council Host Young Alumni Panel

On Thursday, February 15th, the Afro-Caribbean Club and Diversity and Inclusion Council hosted an alumni panel! The goal of the collaboration was to highlight our amazing alumni, give current students a chance to see a glimpse into their near futures as college students and professionals, as well as increase belonging at our school. Alumni Sydney Bryant ‘19, Keren Elmore ‘22, Benedict Harvey ‘14, Autumn Hill ‘22, and Rob Lewis ‘17 took time out of their busy schedules to speak to Stanners about their academic and professional careers!

Panel member career paths ranged from Speech-Pathology and Audiology to Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Aerospace. Each panelist shared advice and answered many questions posed by the students throughout the event. Dr. Alice Prince thought the panel a success, saying “it was immensely beneficial for our students as it allowed them to see a reflection of their future successful selves.” She also appreciated that the former students “expressed their faith with such depth and sincerity, crediting Molloy with equipping them with the skills necessary for their academic and spiritual journeys.” Thank you to all who made the panel possible, and thank you once again to the panelists for speaking to our current Stanners! 



Panelist Bios


Autumn Hill is a dynamic 2nd-year Speech-Pathology and Audiology Major with a Minor in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management at St. John's University. She is an avid lifestyle content creator on Instagram, focusing on NYC food and sites (@Autumnnnhill) and her journey in Audiology and learning ASL (@Autieology). Autumn is the founder of the American Sign Language Club and holds leadership roles within the National Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the NAACP on campus. Her involvement showcases a strong commitment to her field of study and community engagement, providing a unique perspective on college life and professional development.


Sydney Bryant brings extensive experience in democracy, courts, and technology policy as a research associate at the Center for American Progress in Washington DC. With a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University, her background includes interning for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Brennan Center for Justice. Sydney's early involvement in leadership roles, such as co-Editor-in-chief of The Stanner and volunteering at Briarwood Shelter, demonstrates her dedication to public service and policy.


Keren Elmore is a sophomore at Harvard College concentrating in Government (Public Policy) with a language citation in Spanish. Keren currently serves as Director of Operations for the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics. She also serves as the Secretary for the Crimson Key Society, the College's premier social service organization. Keren’s future goal is to attend law school and work in law or policy, focused on housing, education, or voting rights. Overall, she hopes to continue using her voice to be an advocate for the underserved and overlooked with a career in public service and advocacy. 


Rob Lewis is an alumnus of Hofstra University, where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace Concentration and a Math minor. Despite his technical background, Rob pivoted to financial services and now works as a financial coach/advisor at Primerica. He is dedicated to spreading financial literacy through free workshops and serves as a leader in The Garden, a Christian young adults ministry. His diverse career path and commitment to community service highlight his adaptability and passion for helping others.


Benedict Harvey is originally from Briarwood, NY. He graduated from Archbishop Molloy in 2014 and pursued a degree in Biological Sciences at Cornell University with an emphasis in Neurobiology + Population Health. Upon graduation in 2018, he worked for two years as a Diversity Programs Assistant at Weill Cornell Medicine for a 2.7 million $ grant geared toward increasing representation in medicine across all levels of trainees where he facilitated numerous training and pipeline programs. Currently, he is a 4th year medical student at Weill Cornell where he remains active as the Vice President for the Black and Latino Men in Medicine and engages in medical education, diversity, & equity, while also applying for residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology.