Stephen Ezekoye

Stephen Ezekoye (he/his) is from Laurel, Maryland in the DC Metropolitan Area.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Government from The University of Pittsburgh. Pre-Fuqua, Stephen served as an educator with the Teach for America program teaching 6th and 7th Grade Mathematics at Phillips Middle School in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. During this time, he took on several leadership positions such as Grade Team Lead Teacher, Football Coach, and School
Improvement Team member. He was a recipient of the “TFA Strengthen Community Core Values” award for his demonstration and commitment to service within his school community and TFA Eastern North Carolina professional cohort. After his time in the classroom, Stephen went on to work for Teach For America’s National Organization, first as a recruitment manager, and then a Director of Early Engagement where he worked on scaling and advancing Teach For America’s ‘IGNITE’ High Impact Tutoring Fellowship. During this time, he also engaged in a 6-month rotation as a Policy Advocacy Fellow with Kentucky House Representative Josie Raymond in Kentucky’s 31st District, conducting policy and legislative research in early childhood education to support reform efforts for the “Pre-K for All (KY)” initiative. Stephen hopes to use the CASE Fellowship to enhance his ability to identify key opportunities to heighten collaborative capacity within the public sector, governmental bodies and the private sector to drive social innovation and entrepreneurship to close access gaps and increase opportunities for economic mobility in underserved communities.