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Diversity and Inclusion

Ukuu Series: Industry Panel With Multicultural Advancement

April 5, 2024 at 4:00pm6:00pm EDT

Barner-McDuffie House, Social Lounge

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Our industry panel is going to be an opportunity for our students at 119 Euclid to ask questions and receive insights on industry trends, career moves and the hidden curriculum of being Black in corporate America.

Meet the Panelists

Kamey Gomez ’19

Born and raised in East Harlem, Kamey Gomez is a multimedia personality and host. She is also a proud Latina, clothing designer and philanthropist who is passionate about using her versatility, distinct personality and style to inspire and captivate audiences around the country and create impact, one hood at a time.

Kamey has created her own clothing line with unisex collections available on and her nonprofit organization, The Kamey Gomez Foundation, which serves low-income New York City families annually since 2017. Through her work with companies like Paramount, Revolt TV, BET, Roc Nation and iHeartMedia, she is able to achieve her mission which is to inspire others to become alchemists in their lives—turning negative experiences into golden opportunities.

Dr. Hervens Jeannis ’09

Dr. Jeannis is executing Board of Directors priority to strengthen Boeing’s Engineering function; championing the development and adoption of transformative Model-Based Engineering processes and tools. Serving as primary point of contact for Engineering Functions as it relates to Model-Based Engineering statement of work. Recently received the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award (2023), and also has hosted workshops for NSBE49 Convention
attendees (100+) in Kansas City, Missouri, and Boeing Lunch and Learns. He holds a B.S. degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University, an M.S. degree in systems engineering from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a doctorate degree focused on rehabilitation engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He also received the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award (2023). Dr. Jennis is also an Our Time Has Come Scholarship alum.

Jocellie Marquez, M.D., MBA ’08

Dr. Jocellie Marquez is the Burn Surgery Fellow Physician at the Nassau University Medical Center on Long Island, New York. A Brooklyn native born to a Cuban mother and Panamanian father, she graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 2008 with a degree in chemistry with honors. She is also a proud alumna of Syracuse University’s Iota Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and the inaugural class of the office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) WellsLink Leadership Program. After her time at Syracuse, she began her medical education and then general surgery residency at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. While pursuing her path to becoming a surgeon, Dr. Marquez participated in several international surgical mission trips to medically underserved countries, obtained a master’s in business administration (MBA) and completed a two-year plastic surgery research fellowship. She has collaborated on over 150 posters and podium presentations and authored/co-authored 20 research publications.

After Burn Surgery Fellowship, Dr. Marquez is looking forward to starting plastic surgery residency at the Nassau University Medical Center – Stony Brook University program in July 2024. She often credits her Syracuse University faculty and mentors for providing guidance throughout her fundamental years as an undergraduate. In turn, she hopes to inspire future generations of Syracuse students to pursue their dreams.

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This event was first published on January 19, 2024 and last updated on March 29, 2024.

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