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2021
Bush Fellowship

Saint Cloud, MN — Kahin Adam is on a mission to decrease barriers to culturally relevant health care and mental health services for immigrants and refugees.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Golden Valley, MN — Dr. Rachel Renee Hardeman comes from people who are deeply committed to Black liberation. She was raised to question everything, seek the truth and use it to create change.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Bemidji, MN — Natalie Nicholson (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation) understands the persistence required to achieve a dream. The former Olympian and world champion curler was also a first-generation college student.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Dziwe Willard Ntaba has learned firsthand, as a physician working in global health and emergency medicine, the profound impact of dignity and respect in health care.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Michael Jon Westerhaus understood early in his medical career that many people die from inequitable social conditions rather than from medical issues.

2020
Bush Fellowship

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

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

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.

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.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Oakdale, MN — Maisha Giles wants to pioneer new strategies to cultivate black female leaders in the public sector.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Fort Yates, ND — Jana Gipp (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) is driven by the health of her community.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Proctor, MN — Miigis Gonzalez (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) believes that Indigenous culture is at the root of wellness.