Black Alumni Support BSU and ESVI Students

We wish to thank and recognize the six alumni who participated in an informal conversation with black students and faculty on February 3rd. This gathering was organized by the Black Student Union (BSU) and Empowering Student Voices Initiative (ESVI). Alumni talked about their student experiences and some of the challenges they faced with little representation at Webb. DEI Coordinator John Choi said afterward, “The students and faculty mentioned how encouraging and powerful the conversations were. They would love to make this a tradition.”

Jarel Hill ’08, Brooklyn, NY
Musical artist
B.A. at Davidson College

Maame Ewusi Mensah-Frimpong ’93, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge
Honors Symposium speaker
B.A. at Harvard University, J.D. at Yale University

Jordan Taylor ’02, Seattle, WA
Partner at Kwontified
Member of Alumni Council
B.A. at Cornell University, J.D. at University of Notre Dame

Carly Paris ’10, Ann Arbor, MI
MBA candidate at University of Michigan
Member of the Alumni Council
B.A. at Princeton University

Zak Kidd ’95, Washington DC
Founder of OfficeTour
B.A. at Morehouse College, Master’s at Harvard University

Christopher Haliburton ’20, Los Angeles, CA
Freshman student-athlete at Occidental College

We also thank the Webb faculty and staff who attended this special gathering:
Dr. Jamila Everett, Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Malick Mbengue, French and Humanities Teacher, Senior Class Advisor, Head Coach VWS varsity soccer
Coach Amahl Thomas, Head Coach WSC varsity football
Dr. Nicole Windmon, Chemistry Teacher and Assistant Dean of Webb Junior Scholars Program

February 10, 2021

8:19 AM PST