Imhotep Adisa is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Kheprw Institute, a non-profit organization focused on youth development in Indianapolis, IN.
Diop Adisa was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Broad Ripple high school and IUPUI. He is currently 29 years old and has been with the grassroots community organization Kheprw Institute (KI) since it’s inception back in 2003. To describe him simply, he’s an artist, activist and entrepreneur. He’s apart of the social enterprise KI NuMedia (www.kinumedia.org) which is a web graphic video and social media design company. He’s also an independent hip hop artists who has work within the Indianapolis hip hop community for the past 10 years.
Mimi Zakem was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She studied environmental management at Indiana University Bloomington where her passion for community-based social change and food system work blossomed. She moved to Indianapolis in 2015 to work with urban farmers as an AmeriCorps VISTA, when she connected with the Kheprw Institute and became heavily involved with the Community Controlled Food Initiative as an approach to fresh food access and community building. Mimi is grateful for heaps of mentorship and community love, as she works toward self-mastery and growing her contribution to community.
Alvin Sangsuwangul grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, CA. He has worked as an activist and advocate for environmental justice and community empowerment across the country and abroad in San Bernardino, Eastern Kentucky and Thailand. For the last 7 years he has worked with Kheprw Institute and Scarabys Consulting honing his skills as a social entrepreneur as a co-leader of KI NuMedia.
Aghilah Nadaraj is an Equity Fellow and grantwriter with the Kheprw Institute. As a graduate of Indiana University in International studies, she is passionate about social justice and equity especially within the global context. Working with Kheprw she has facilitated community discussions, wrote grants to support the organizations work and is now is working with other youth within the Climate Justice Alliance to establish a Youth Collective that brings in the perspective of youth within the broader climate justice movement.
Keenan is an intern and Equity Fellow at Kheprw Institute and a senior at Indiana University studying global journalism and Portuguese. Since being a part of the institute, he has played various roles in the organization’s empowerment enterprises. As an Equity Fellow, he teaches digital storytelling to community youth through photography and videography. He also is a part of Diop Music’s management team. Keenan is committed to empowering others through providing tools and knowledge to help communities create and control their own narratives.
As Lead Graphic Designer of KI NuMedia, Precious Williams is known as the jack of all trades when it comes to design department. Precious’ higher education has earned her an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design and a Bachelors in Visual Communications from IUPUI. But when it comes her skills and talents she knows how to take information in a visual and appealing way that helps clients connect with their audiences.