2009 Fellows

Las Vegas, NV - Marco Rauda was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. He immigrated to Southern California in 1988. In 1995, Marco moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Marco has been a local Las Vegas activist the past few years working on immigration and civic engagement issues in the Hispanic...
Atlanta, GA - McNair Wagner graduated in the Spring of 2008 from Georgia State University with a B.A. in Marketing. While at Georgia State University McNair co-founded the student environmental group Sustainable Energy Tribe, the Atlanta Student environmental group Metro Atlanta Students For Sustainability and the environmental marketing company Earth...
New Orleans, LA - Nicole Godfrey, is a Social Justice Activist dedicated to empowering youth in her community. Ms. Godfrey has worked for over nine years for The New Orleans Council for Community and Justice. She began her career with NOCCJ as a Program Coordinator and eventually arose to Director...
Kansas City, KS - If Barack Obama hadn't already written the book, Richard Mabion might have called his memoir The Audacity of Hope. Here's a guy who lives in a neglected corridor of a struggling city in the poorest county in the state of Kansas. A guy who got inspired...
Boone, NC – Sandra Diaz is a Campaign Coordinator for Appalachian Voices. She started her career in environmental advocacy as a grassroots organizer in Florida for organizations such as Humane Society of the United States, League of Conservation Voters and the Alaska Coalition. She then moved to Boone in 2007...
Miami, FL - Sandra moved to the United States from Lima, Peru in October of 2002. Back at home, she volunteered for Amnesty International and taught pre-k orphans victims of terrorism. She begun her post-secondary education studying History at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and completed her B.A at...
Ruston, LA - Tanesha L. Wade is originally from Oakland, CA and has been residing in northern Louisiana for the last four years. A recent graduate of Grambling State University with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology she has also obtained an Associate's of Arts in Human Development Services from...

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