Leadership

Brice Ngameni, President & Co-Founder

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Brice Ngameni is President and Co-Founder of Pembe. Brice is a Cameroonian citizen who immigrated to the United States to further his studies. He graduated from American University in 2012 where he majored in Business Administration. He then went to work for Citigroup ultimately holding the position of Assistant-Vice President in Citi’s Export and Agency Finance group. In that capacity, Brice helped several emerging markets governments and corporate clients of Citigroup raise funding for important infrastructure or capital expenditure programs. Brice is passionate about the development of energy infrastructure in Africa and its nexus with sustained and inclusive economic growth on the continent. In his spare time, Brice enjoys watching soccer, reading classic African novels, and playing basketball. Brice also enjoys mentoring teenagers from disfavored economic backgrounds. 

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Dani Makia, COO & Co-Founder

Dani Makia is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Co-Founder of Pembe. Cameroonian by heritage, she was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013, where she majored in Government and English Literature. Upon graduating from UVA, she worked as an antitrust litigation paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. She graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2019, and is currently back in New York working as an Associate at Goldman Sachs, on cybersecurity, data privacy, and data protection matters. In her spare time, she enjoys long-distance running, listening to NPR podcasts and music, reading, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

Aïta Seck is Director of Strategy and Development and Co-Founder of Pembe. She is from Senegal originally, but grew up between the suburbs of Washington D.C. and Cameroon, Japan, Moldova and Myanmar. She attended the University of Virginia where she studied Government and French, and then went on to get her master’s at SOAS, University of London where she studied finance. She is currently a second-year at Columbia Law School. In her spare time, Aïta is an avid reader, loves to travel, and is passionate about serving her community. 

Aïta Seck, Director of Strategy and Development & Co-Founder

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Wole Oluborode, Co-Director of Mentee Recruiting

Wole Oluborode is Co-Director of Mentee Recruiting at Pembe. His family is originally from Nigeria. Currently a third-year student at Georgetown University Law Center, Wole is a member of the Black Law Students Association and serves on the board for the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives. Wole is passionate about economic empowerment in the African American community, specifically through education, professional advancement and entrepreneurship. Wole enjoys playing basketball, trying out new restaurants and hanging out with friends.

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Yemi Adediran, Co-Director of Mentee Recruiting

Yemi Adediran, a third-year at Harvard Law School, is Pembe’s Co-Director of Mentee Recruiting. He studied law for five years in Nigeria before moving to the US in 2013. He subsequently earned a BA in philosophy from Syracuse University in 2016. He then worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Kansas City Public Schools, helping the school district with community outreach in its efforts to provide support for newly resettled refugees who, altogether, spoke over fifty languages. He funds Kathēkon, a grant organization that supports education and civil society in Nigeria. He enjoys reading and writing on topics in epistemology and jurisprudence. He also writes plays, short stories, and polemics on culture, religion, and politics. 

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Zamzam Mohammed, Director of Social Media

Zamzam Mohammed is Director of Social Media at Pembe. She is a public interest lawyer from Nairobi, Kenya and holds a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from Harvard Law School. She is passionate about women's rights and currently works at the Kenya Mission to the United Nations in New York as an Advisor on Women, Peace and Security at the Security Council and Gender and Human Rights at the Third Committee. Prior to this, she was a legal fellow at the International Service for Human Rights where she worked to defend and support human rights defenders from around the world. While in Nairobi, she worked as an Associate in the real-estate and property management department at Kaplan & Stratton Advocates. She enjoys podcasting, reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

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Patrick Ntchobo, Co-Director of Mentor Recruiting

Patrick Ntchobo is Co-Director of Mentor Recruiting at Pembe. He is a first-generation American of proud Ivorian heritage. After graduating from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in political science, Patrick spent one legislative session serving as legislative director in the Texas House of Representatives before heading to law school. Patrick graduated from Stanford Law School in 2020 and is currently a litigator at Covington & Burling LLP. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys reading, sports, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.

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Sabri Siraj, Co-Director of Mentor Recruiting

Sabri Siraj is Co-Director of Mentor Recruiting at Pembe. He is currently a third-year at Harvard Law School. His family is originally from Eritrea. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and completed his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, reading, and hanging out with family and friends. Sabri looks forward to working with and helping everyone out with anything law school or life related.

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Doriane Nguenang, Director of Content

Doriane Nguenang is Director of Content at Pembe. She was born and raised in Yaoundé, Cameroon, and moved to the United States when she was 16. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor’s degree in economics. She is currently a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law. She cares about the community and is involved in numerous pro bono and volunteering initiatives. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.