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2020
Bush Fellowship

Rochester, MN — Dr. Essa Mohamed wants to apply culturally sensible approaches to medical research. He believes more inclusive practices will lead to better informed, more targeted health care solutions and interventions.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Evva Karr is ready to rise. As founder of one of the first public benefit corporations in the world focused on digital games, she sees how few women and people of color occupy leadership positions in her industry.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Maple Grove, MN — Farhio Khalif is a passionate advocate for East African women and girls. She wants to make sure their voices are heard and their needs clearly understood.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Two Harbors, MN — Jenna Udenberg is on a mission to make the world a more inclusive place for people with disabilities, especially her home community on the north shore of Lake Superior.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Eagle Butte, SD — Joseph Brings Plenty believes culture can help the children on the Cheyenne River Reservation find a better way of life. He experiences the healing power of his Lakota heritage and spirituality daily.

2020
Bush Fellowship

North Branch, MN — Kirsten Kennedy believes that regional food systems can drive economic growth and improve community health. She envisions systems that promote job growth, equitable access to healthy food, and sustainable farming practices.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Lauderdale, MN — Matthew Koncar wants to increase public trust of police. As a police officer, he has a front-row seat to police-community relations.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Fargo, ND — Matuor Dot Alier learned about leadership at a young age. As a teen in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, he took charge of many other Sudanese boys orphaned by civil war and was recognized for his ability to build community and promote peace.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Elk Point, SD — Dr. Meghan Curry O’Connell wants South Dakota to become a leader in universal access to affordable, high-quality health care.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Eagan, MN — Vayong Moua was told from an early age that he was his ancestors’ wildest dream. He takes that responsibility seriously as a son, parent and public health leader with a powerful vision for health equity.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Plymouth, MN — Alex West Steinman has a bold mission to increase economic access, resources and opportunities for women. She believes that prosperity begins with the economic empowerment of women and non-binary individuals.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Waite Park, MN — Amie Schumacher believes that faith and science, working together, can break the silence, shame and generational cycle of childhood trauma.