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2020
Bush Fellowship

Virginia, MN — Allen Lewis envisions a future where emergency services in rural communities are more effective, timely and equitable.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Pine Ridge, SD — Amanda Carlow is witness to the power of the Lakota language. She sees transformation in young people when they learn the language of their ancestors.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Amira Adawe is on a quest to redefine beauty. She aims to end skin-lightening practices that both expose people to toxic chemicals and harm their identities.

2020
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Minneapolis, MN — Ani Koch is not afraid to tackle big challenges. As a young person, they stepped up to be a visible LGBTQ leader in their community, opened social spaces for LGBTQ teens and started one of the first gay/straight alliances in Iowa.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Kyle, SD — Beau White is passionate about building Native interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

2020
Bush Fellowship

Fergus Falls, MN — Benjamin Schierer knows diversity creates strong communities. He learned this firsthand when he traveled the world early in his career.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Dr. Brittany Lewis knows research can build community power and equitable solutions. She wants to help elected leaders, government officials and community members better understand how to use data as a tool for positive change.

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

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.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Granite Falls, MN — Ashley Hanson has a bold vision: To use the arts to build healthy, thriving rural areas throughout Minnesota and beyond. Born into generational rural poverty, she learned to imagine a different reality through theater in high school.