Jamel Vanderburg graduated with a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude from Wilberforce University in 2009. He enjoyed student government and held several elected positions, including Vice-President of his Senior Class. His natural quantitative skills have served him well through out his career and is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants.

Upon graduation he returned home to New York to begin his career in accounting. In 2009, Jamel was hired at the Actors' Federal Union as a money services Business Analyst. His responsibilities included providing national and global clients access to banking services they needed; point of banking deposits; armored deposits; ACH; and daily wire remittances.

During Jamel's tenure, his efforts helped the department grow exponentially -- from just two accounts to more than 30 accounts today! He earned two promotions and now serves as Sr. MSB Operations Analyst.

Jamel completed a year long professional development and leadership program with the National Urban League Emerging Leaders Program in 2014. He developed an invaluable skill set for providing innovative leadership, fundraising, and overall service to meet the challenging needs of the community.

He volunteers his time and service with the Kappa Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc. where he is presently the Chapter Treasurer and Life Member, as well as the National Urban League Young Professionals. His passion for social justice has led him to tutor and mentor young students in Long Island and New York City.

Jamel has dedicated his life to serving others. As a National Urban Fellow, he plans to hone his leadership skills and broaden his knowledge of the public sector and its policies. Additionally, he aspires to become a change agent for community planning and development in urban areas.