For the third-consecutive year, the Baltimore Ravens are conducting their Fellowship for Diversity in Football program, which stems from an organizational commitment that fosters the inclusion and development of minorities and women to help grow the game of football.
Under the leadership of owner Steve Bisciotti and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome, the Ravens offer paid fellowships for qualified candidates in the following areas: coaching, analytics, strength and conditioning, player engagement, athletic training and sports nutrition.
The positions are designed for recent college graduates, providing a steppingstone to a career in football.
"It's vital that we create opportunities for diverse candidates to succeed in every aspect of football," Newsome stated. "Diversity, inclusion and development are pillars of growing this great game, and those priorities only strengthen the foundation of a team."
In 2023, Marianna Salas joins the Ravens as a Coaching Research Fellow. In her role, she will focus on the combination of analytics and coaching, helping provide comprehensive advance reports, opponent and self-scouting evaluations and informational resources for the coaching staff.
Salas is a 2023 graduate of Tulane Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate (sports law concentration). Prior to that, she majored in human and organizational development, with a minor in business, at Vanderbilt University. While at Tulane and Vanderbilt, Salas worked for the football teams, most recently (2020-22) serving as a defensive and player personnel assistant for the Green Wave. In 2022, she completed a training camp internship with the New York Jets' pro personnel department.
Additionally, Michelle Moreau joins the organization this season as a Sports Nutrition Fellow. In her role, she will assist Ravens director of sports nutrition Sarah Snyder by implementing and promoting nutritional components that optimize player health and performance.
Before earning a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Texas State University, Moreau graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development. She worked in the athletic department at each school, focusing on performance nutrition for the football teams and Olympic sports.
Below are recent members of the Ravens' Fellowship for Diversity in Football program, listed by the year in which they started and noting their current title within an organization:
Kaelyn Buskey (2021) – Current Ravens Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Rich Olekanma (2021) – Former Ravens Coaching Research & Development Fellow / Current San Francisco 49ers Football Research & Development Analyst
Lori Robinson (2021) – Current Ravens Player Engagement Fellow
Matt Robinson (2021) – Current Ravens Defensive Quality Control Coach
Brendan Clark (2022) – Current Ravens Defensive Coaching Fellow
Megan Rosburg (2022) – Current Ravens Assistant to the Head Coach
Michelle Moreau (2023) – Current Ravens Sports Nutrition Fellow
Marianna Salas (2023) – Current Ravens Coaching Research Fellow