Brooklyn Owen, formerly known as Seth Owen, serves as President of Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Foundation and as Chair of the Board of Directors. Additionally, Brooklyn serves as a Youth Ambassador for the Human Rights Campaign and as an Intern in Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy’s Washington, D.C. Office. Brooklyn is currently an Undergraduate Student at Georgetown University where she plans to major in Government and minor in Disability Studies. Brooklyn is proud to have brought awareness to the issue of LGBTQ+ homelessness when her story was shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in former Vice President Joe Biden’s speech at the 2018 Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. Brooklyn is honored to be given the opportunity – because of the generous donations of people around the globe and because of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, partnered with Cheerios – to be able to start this scholarship foundation to give students in marginalized communities a chance to further their education and effect change around the world.
Zenja Stallworth serves as Vice President of Unbroken Horizons Scholarship Foundation and as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. Additionally, she is an Educator at the secondary school level and is Founder and Director of Ladies of First Coast and Women of First Coast, two nonprofits that mentor young women. For the past ten years, Zenja has taught and mentored countless youth in an urban school district. Her passion for positively affecting youth’s lives has brought her to Unbroken Horizons. She shares Seth’s passion in helping marginalized youth access post-secondary education. Zenja believes that the funds received from the scholarship may serve as a powerful catalyst to keep students to stay in school.
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Jonathan Leggette is an enthusiastic, unapologetic, Black, trans, non-binary, queer, intersex person. They are a descendant of Dominican, Haitian, Czech, and Taino ancestry. Jonathan serves as the Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and is an undergraduate student at the Evergreen State College, studying marine biology and de-colonial sociology. Outside of academics, Jonathan works as a student coordinator for New Student Programs at the Evergreen State College, helping to create equitable and inclusive programming for orientation. Off campus, they are a driven and innovative, intersectional, intersex activist who has traveled across North America. He works with interACT Youth to advocate for intersex youth and fight against medically unnecessary surgeries that are performed on babies and children. Recently, he has worked with the United Nations to create intersex inclusive sexual education. Jonathan makes sure to keep intersectionality, decolonization, equity, and inclusion at the center of all of his work.
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Kyle Fortenberry serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and as Vice Chair of the Scholar Selection Committee. He is a Concurrent Enrollment Instructor for Andrew Jackson High School and First Coast High School. Kyle is proud to work with a program that provides access to college courses to high school students that may otherwise not have access to education. Throughout his teaching career, Kyle has had the opportunity to work with high poverty students, LGBTQ+ students, and refugee students. Kyle is excited to be part of Unbroken Horizons because he wants students of all backgrounds to have access to higher education. He believes, no student, given the ability, should be denied access to the opportunities afforded by a college education. What’s more, he wants to empower these students to take the knowledge gained through their own experiences and struggles and use that as a tool to make lasting change in the world.
Senior Vice President of Development & Planning
Joshua Sirois serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He is a current undergraduate at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service where he studies Global Business and Women’s and Gender Studies. Alongside his studies, Joshua is very involved in campus life, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Students of Georgetown Inc., the former Speaker of the Georgetown University Student Association Senate, and a New Student Orientation Advisor, through which he first met Seth –– a bright and shining, new student and now close friend. Joshua is a native of rural Missouri, where he spent all 18 years of his life before moving to Washington, DC. He has experienced years of his life where his sexuality wasn’t accepted and now chooses to work toward ensuring LGBTQ+ students –– everywhere –– are met with acceptance, celebration, and support for their identities.