This past January we launched a fellowship program with Howard University with the goal of finding and working with talented Black MBA students who are passionate about and driven and motivated by Ben & Jerry’s values and social mission. We’re always looking to bring new talent into our organization, and the Howard University Fellowship program is an incredible opportunity to do that while also building a community that reflects the fans we serve.
We couldn’t be more excited to introduce Teanna Bass, Angelica-Joy Dumervil, and Willie Tre’ Minor as our 2022 Howard Fellows! These three amazing MBA students will work closely with our teams during the 2022-2023 academic year in the Social Mission/Values-Led Sourcing, Public Relations, and Racial Equity and Inclusion spaces.
They all just visited our Vermont headquarters, and we loved getting to know them. Take a look at these brief bios so that you can get to know them too.
Focus at Ben & Jerry’s: Social Mission Values Led Sourcing
-BS in human environmental sciences (University of Missouri)
-Founder of Sweet Tea Cosmetics; selling partner success manager, Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator
Interests: Impacting and improving business practices in marginalized communities; exercising, TikTok!
-Loves tackling any new tasks, being a leader within her community, as well as exceeding expectations.
Favorite B&J flavor: Chocolate Fudge Brownie!
Focus at Ben & Jerry’s: Marketing and public relations
-BA in international relations and political science (Florida International University);
-Instructor at Miramar High School, Florida (2016-2021)
Interests: Social justice, brand management, international business, and popular culture; traveling, visiting museums, and restaurants, watching reality TV, and spending time with her husband.
Favorite B&J flavors: Chunky Monkey, Cannoli, Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz, and Berry Berry Extraordinary at the stores!
Tre’ Minor (Willie Samuel Minor III)
Focus at Ben & Jerry’s: Racial equity and inclusion in US franchising
-BS in interdisciplinary studies (biological engineering and business) at Cornell University, where he was also a 4-year starter and 2-time captain of the football team.
-Founding manager of data and operations at Rosenwald Collegiate Academy, a public charter high school in New Orleans
Interests: Learning about vulnerability and leadership and how to lead authentically; reading, working out
Favorite B&J flavor: Change the Whirled