2011 Fellows

Austin, TX - Carmen Dolores Llanes is a community organizer and native of Austin, TX. She has worked with a variety of organizations and coalitions citywide and across the country, including People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER), Marathon Kids, Sustainable Food Center, Southwest Key Programs, Texans...
Detroit, MI - Charles McLean has over 15 years experience in the architectural and engineering industries and about 5 years as an educator at the high school and community college levels. During the past 10 years as an architect, he was able to study and become a part of the...
Buffalo, NY - Clarke Gocker is a native of Rochester, NY. He has spent most of his adult life acquiring the tools of a critical sociological perspective at universities in Western New York and Canada. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in sociology from the University at Buffalo while also...
Portland, OR - Cobi serves as a National Engagement Officer for One Economy Corporation, a global non-profit whose mission is to ensure that every person, regardless of income and location, can maximize the power of technology to improve the quality of his or her life and enter the economic mainstream....
Baton Rouge, LA - Dana Solet is a United Houma Nation citizen from Dulac, Louisiana. She spends the majority of her time during the summer working with tribal youth at leadership trainings and camps. She enjoys spending time with the youth because she understands and recognizes they are the future...
Los Angeles, CA - Danielle DeRuiter-Williams, MURP, MA, is now working for the Healthy Eating Active Living Cities Campaign in Oakland, CA. She provides support for many of the program's activities and objectives, including coordinating informational webinars, writing monthly e-blasts, and coordinating educational campaigns. She is the Campaign's specialist in areas...
Oakland, CA – Dave’s most important identifier is Melia’s Papa. In his first job after graduating with Bachelors and Masters degrees in engineering from Stanford University, Dave found himself working for a management consulting firm helping polluters minimize the cost of complying with regulations. Disillusioned, he trained himself to be...
Denver, CO - DJ CAVEM MOETAVATION'S new project The Produce Section EP came out on Earth Day 2012. The album is focused on holistic health, promoting indigeneity and educating the low income community on sustainable resources, food security, natural living, and the importance of food, shelter and water through hip hop. ...
Jameelah Muhammad is a native of Metro-Detroit Michigan, where she graduated from Southfield Public Schools and continued her education at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Health, with a specialization in Resource Management. While at Oakland University she was a 2008 Young People...
Minneapolis, MN - Joseph Adamji works in informal education as the High School Program Manager in the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center, an organization with the mission to empower youth to change the world through science. Joseph designs and facilitates programs that put youth at the center of making change. Through...

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