Minnetonka Apollonia Fenty (Sasha) was born and raised in Monroe, NC east of Charlotte.  She attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she double-majored in Marketing and Public Affairs.  Sasha represents North Carolina as a Gill Scholar and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Alberto Luis de Santiago (Santi) was born outside Santiago de Caballeros or Santiago, the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic. When he was 3 years old, his parents moved to Washington Heights, NYC before settling in Harlem.  He attended both Meadfort Academy and University with Dupe.  After crossing into Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  Santi transferred to Duke University, his dream institution, where he majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Management.

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Kenyatta Johnstone (Kenya) is from Cleveland, OH, but moved to West Baltimore, MD when she was in high school. She attended Meadfort University where she double-majored in Drama and American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Race and Ethnicity. Kenya also minored in film studies. Kenya represents Maryland as a Gill Scholar.

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Cedric DuPruis (Dupe) is from Cleveland, Ohio where his parents own and operate a series of restaurants and food trucks. He attended Meadfort University where he double-majored in English and History.  Dupe then went on to earn his MA of Public Administration at MU while working as a Program Coordinator for the United Teen Equity Center (UTEC) in Boston, MA.  UTEC is a nationally recognized non-profit focused on helping inner-city at-risk teens through a series of coordinated anti-gang, arts, and community organizing programs.

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April 13, 2016

Planning out Burning Dim has been challenging.  I know exactly what I want to say and how I want things to flow. I have plot outlines, character profiles, and an idea of how most of the dialogue should go.  However, the problem I’m having is that I have too much information in many places.  I saved the bulk of my Word docs and Excel files  on a flash drive and backed up on a memory card and Dropbox, but I have a lot of notes in my Moleskin and hundreds of memos on my phone.

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