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2019 Obama Fellows

Aimée Eubanks Davis

Aimée Eubanks Davis

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Aimée Eubanks Davis supporting college students in landing meaningful careers post-graduation.

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Alessandra Orofino

Alessandra Orofino

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Alessandra Orofino is creating Brazil’s laboratory for activism to create and share the public commons.

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Ayman Sabae

Ayman Sabae

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Ayman Sabae leads Shamseya, an organization that puts people at the center of healthcare decision-making, leading to improved access, accountability, and outcomes for patients in Egypt.

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Bella Alexandrov

Bella Alexandrov

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Bella Alexandrov is empowering residents to build cities they can thrive in.

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Brent Hutchinson

Brent Hutchinson

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Brent Hutchinson leads the Davis House Child Advocacy Center in Tennessee, which provides wraparound support to children and families in crisis to prevent, respond to, and heal from child abuse.

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Charles Daniels

Charles Daniels

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Charles Daniels is providing fathers with mental health and community support to engage in their children’s lives and help fathers become and remain emotionally stable for their kids.

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Ciara Byrne

Ciara Byrne

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Ciara Bryne teaches students to grow school garden ecosystems in the Nevada desert. By fifth grade, students are running the farmers markets themselves.

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Colette Pichon Battle

Colette Pichon Battle

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Colette Pichon Battle is organizing for black and native climate justice and collaboration in the Gulf South.

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Dedo Baranshamaje

Dedo Baranshamaje

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Dedo Baranshamaje works to amplify the impact of African entrepreneurs. He leads the Social Impact Incubator (SII), which has supported visionary leaders in Burundi and Malawi for the past 8 years.

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Derrick Braziel

Derrick Braziel

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Derrick Braziel founded MORTAR, an organization that runs an Entrepreneurship Training Academy.

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Esther Mwaniki

Esther Mwaniki

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Esther Mwaniki is equipping the next generation of African leaders through holistic training and mentoring.

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John Leong

John Leong

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow John Leong leads Kupu, an organization that is working to build a more resilient future for young people through outdoor service work and pathways into higher education and careers.

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Johnny Chatterton

Johnny Chatterton

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Johnny Chatterton is building an ecosystem of diverse social justice campaigners in the United Kingdom.

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Joseph Kunkel

Joseph Kunkel

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Joseph Kunkel is partnering with tribes in Indian Country to build self-sufficiency through culturally-responsive design.

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Mario Fedelin

Mario Fedelin

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Mario Fedelin is uniting diverse young people to build community, develop civic identity and change the world.

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Seema Gajwani

Seema Gajwani

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Seema Gajwani is transforming prosecutorial culture through in-house restorative justice programs.

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Shari Davis

Shari Davis

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Shari Davis is empowering communities to work together to decide how to spend public money.

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Tania Rosas

Tania Rosas

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Tania Rosas leads the Origin Learning Fund, which has created an indigenous-first model that provides youth with a second chance at education in Colombia.

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Tarun Cherukuri

Tarun Cherukuri

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Tarun Cherukuri leads Indus Action to provide personal support to help parents overcome obstacles and exercise their children’s right to education.

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Thu Hue Nguyen

Thu Hue Nguyen

2019 Obama Foundation Fellow Hue Thu Nguyen is creating sustainable environmental solutions in Vietnam that allow local economies to benefit from tourism and business while supporting the livelihood of residents and the future of the environment.

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