Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
Application will be open from October 2017 to January 2018.
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Payne Program Staff

General Inquiries and Technical Support   


Darryl Stephens, Payne Program Financial Manager :

Darryl Stephens joined the Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University in February 2016 as the Finance Manager for both the Payne and Rangel Fellowships. Prior to his current role he served as a procurement consultant for the consulting firm A.T. Kearney. Darryl is an alumni of Howard University's M.B.A. program and has a B.B.A. in Marketing from Georgia State University. While pursuing his this MBA he served as a graduate assistant with the Small Business Development Center located on Howard's campus. Prior to pursuing an M.B.A., Darryl co-owned and operated an apparel company in the Greater Atlanta area that focused on youth sports.


Danielle Gantt Hudgins, Payne Program Graduate Assistant:

Danielle Gantt-Hudgins works as the graduate assistant and is a proud member of the Payne Fellowship Program team. She is a PhD student in the African Studies Department and a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow. When she is not supporting the development of the Payne Program, Danielle interns in the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress. Her lifelong love of learning and experiences studying abroad in South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago inspired her to move to Washington D.C., where she desires to work in foreign service and help improve U.S.-Africa relations. Danielle believes that increasing diversity in the foreign service is a major part of that goal, hence her enthusiasm to promote the Payne Program vision.



Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program . 2218 6th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20059
Tel: (844) 257-9821 . .