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2021
Bush Fellowship

Brooklyn Park, MN — Salma Hussein is a connector, educator, healer and passionate advocate for Somali women and girls.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Wakpala, SD — Kimimila Locke (Dakota, Ahtna Dené & Anishnaabe) is on a quest to radically improve educational outcomes for Lakota youth.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Mounds View, MN — Brian Lozenski believes Minnesota must reimagine the fundamental assumptions of education if the state is to eliminate racial disparities and meet the needs of Minnesota’s communities of color.

2020
Bush Fellowship

Rapid City, SD — Valeriah Big Eagle believes that an equitable education can heal.

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

Minneapolis, MN — Roque Diaz seeks to inspire big change in music education. After migrating from Puerto Rico, he played professional trumpet for ten years before returning to college.

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

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

2019
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Siad Ali is passionate about creating a community where every student succeeds. His dedication to education grew out of his own journey from war-torn Somalia to Minnesota.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Richfield, MN — Norma C. Garcés dreams of an educational system in Minnesota where Latinx students see themselves in their teachers, learning is relevant to their experiences and dreams, and they are safe to express themselves and their culture.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Bloomington, MN — Tony Sanneh likes to find solutions to big problems. As the founder of the Sanneh Foundation, he transformed a closing community center into a safe and vital place for youth development in Saint Paul's East Side.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Davenport, ND — Jenn Faul wants to radically change how children learn about mental health. As a therapist and COO for the largest free-standing psychiatric and substance use hospital in her region, she recognizes that mental health is often a taboo topic.