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Janeen Ettienne

Executive Director

As the founding Executive Director of the Urban Design League, Janeen is dedicated to unleashing the creative genius within youth, transforming them into confident, compassionate, and fearless community builders through the dynamic power of Science, Technology, Engineering, Advocacy, Art, and Math (STEAAM). Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, she embodies the spirit of community-driven leadership and innovation. Janeen's journey in the nonprofit sector spans over 15 years, marked by her unwavering commitment to social justice and civic engagement. 

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Mary Oluokun

Program Director

Mary is an experiential educator, facilitator, and mentor with a demonstrated history of working within the nonprofit industry. She has over 10 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults, primarily from historically marginalized communities, using outdoor education as a tool to teach and foster social-emotional skills that they can use to navigate their worlds. Mary provides oversight to UDL’s girls programming, summer program, and outdoor learning opportunities.

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Jaya Jerome

Program Associate

Jaya has a professional background in Communications Design with a specialization in Illustration. Growing up surrounded by the diverse culture and energy of Brooklyn, she developed a passion for storytelling through art. Whether it was doodling in the margins of her notebooks or creating elaborate drawings in a sketchbook, she found solace and joy in the act of creation. Jaya leads visual art programming at UDL and supports community engagement.

Wendell Bullen

Wendell Bullen

Faculty Member

Wendell is a professional Artist, Dancer and Choreographer. Born and raised in Carriacou, Grenada, West Indies, Wendell is trained in Hip Hop (Breaking, Popping, Locking and Waving), Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Street Jazz, Salsa, African and Dancehall. Wendell supports UDL’s Boys Programming through a community partnership with Project ECHO (Empowering Communities through Healing and Opportunities) and is the lead faculty for year-round dance programming.

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