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Amelia Franck Meyer
Amelia Franck Meyer

Amelia Franck Meyer (BF’15) is transforming the child welfare system

Amelia Franck Meyer in front of life size drawings of children

What Would Love Do?

Amelia Franck Meyer (BF’15) is transforming the child welfare system by healing trauma and putting families first.

Julie Garreau in the snow and winter coat in front of graffiti art on wall

Change You Can See

Julie Garreau (BF’16) and her community build hope with the Cheyenne River Youth Project.

Heather Simonich

Teaching Trauma Awareness

Heather Simonich (BF’12) is giving teachers tools to identify and respond to child traumatic stress.

Fellow Illustrations by Allegra Lockstadt

Fellows: Where Are They Now? (2019 Issue)

Q&As with past Bush Fellows

Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier

Think Bigger. Think Differently: Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier

Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier (BF’16) has developed a multi-generational art space.

“Zack”  and co-owner wife Sahra Gure, outside the Midtown Plaza Mall in downtown Willmar

Building a Cultural Epicenter

Abdirizak “Zack” Mahboub (BF'10) balances entrepreneurial ambition with a vision of strengthening community.

Ernesto Velez Bustos

Connecting Community, Seizing Opportunity

Drawing together southern Minnesota’s Latino community to face broader regional concerns.


Fellows: Where Are They Now?

Q&As with past Bush Fellows.

Megan Laudenschlager

A Growing Community

Through the Bush Fellowship, Megan Laudenschlager (BF‘14) was inspired to foster rural communities throughout the whole state of North Dakota.

Malini Srivastava

Think Bigger. Think Differently: Malini Srivastava

Learn where Malini Srivastava (BF’14) rekindles her inspiration and drive.

Dr. Shana Sniffen

Different Ways of Knowing

Dr. Shana Sniffen (BF'13) delivers culturally relevant treatments for the Karen community.

Makram El-Amin

Makram El-Amin

Makram El-Amin (BF'14), Imam of Masjid An-Nur in north Minneapolis, has dedicated himself to building ties to religious leaders of various faiths.