Chelsey Roebuck

Year
2013
Location
New York, NY
Amount
$70,000
Term
June 2013–December 2014

Chelsey Roebuck is a 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellow. He is the president and co-founder of Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc. (ELiTE).

He cofounded ELiTE after an inspirational trip to Ghana when Roebuck and classmates from Columbia Engineering facilitated a hands-on summer camp focusing on sustainable technologies. Over the next few years the summer camps grew from the classrooms of a rural village in Ghana to a primary school in Tanzania and university campuses in Ghana, Jamaica, and Mexico.

Roebuck has worked for the Abyssinian Development Corporation in Harlem and with the Columbia University School of Social Work to coordinate a dropout prevention program at one of America’s lowest performing high schools. Roebuck graduated from Columbia University with a degree in mechanical engineering.