2009 Fellows

Watts, CA - Adrian Veliz has been an active social justice and youth advocate since 1996. At 21, Adrian helped establish some of California's first needle exchange programs, working with injection drug users and their children. After moving to Los Angeles in 1999, he began working with local artists and...
New Market, TN - Anasa Troutman has spent her life growing into an artist, producer, strategist and activist-organizer, developing her personal mission to use arts, entertainment and mass media for issue awareness, social change and personal transformation. Anasa has served as a member of the National Coordinating Committee for the...
Fresno, CA - Arthur Jacuinde has been working with the Fresno Local Conservation Corps for two years. Recently, at the age of 21, he was elected to serve as president of the Corpsmember Council. He works with young people, some of whom have been involved with the justice system, to...
Camden, NJ - Cop Lieu grew up in Camden City and, after leaving the traditional school system, enrolled at The Work Group as a student in 2005. He completed the program with honors and received his high school diploma. After his exceptional success in the program, Cop became a Peer...
Miami, FL - As the founder and CEO of the Big Blue & You Foundation, Inc. (www.thebigblueandyou.org), this 23-year-old has taken her lifelong passion for the Sea to new heights by serving as a leader in the South Florida community to inspire, educate and empower youth (K-12) to become better...
Washington, DC - Elizabeth J. Reynoso believes that social justice thrives because of healthy people and healthy environments. In 1994, Elizabeth began promoting human rights worldwide as a media liaison for Human Rights Watch. After the execution of Nigerian activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, she was inspired to tell stories of injustice...
Miami, FL - Joe Naroditsky is executive director and co-founder of Faiths United for Sustainable Energy (FUSE), a non-profit organization that works to educate and mobilize faith communities to act on the harmful effects of our society's dependence on fossil fuels. Joe's professional career has been dedicated to community development,...
New Orleans, LA - John Moore attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Arts in May of 2005. In college, Moore was very active in environmental issues through an environmental studies fellowship program through the Associated Colleges of the South. After college, Moore worked for Southface Energy...
Washington, DC - Kari Fulton is an award winning environmental justice advocate and new media journalist. Recently, Fulton was appointed as the Interim Director of the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Initiative a coalition of leading organizations and voices for Climate Justice. In her previous position as the National Youth...
Albuquerque, NM - Keegan King is from Acoma Pueblo and brings several years of experience in political and public policy strategy to his work with Atsaya. Originally getting involved in politics through social justice organizing, Keegan gained valuable experience working in the Petroglyph struggle in Albuquerque. He also served as...

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