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Obama Foundation Fellowship announces 20 inaugural Fellows



The Obama Foundation in 2017 launched the Obama Foundation Fellowship, with an aim to support “civic innovators” around the world.

People from all over the world “at a ‘tipping point’ stage in their careers” were asked to apply to become fellows.

The successful applicants have been announced – 20 people representing 11 countries.

The 2018 Fellows, with expertise in varying disciplines from technology to the arts, will enjoy hands-on training, resources, and leadership development to help develop their work.

The 2018 fellows include 13 women and 7 men from different ethnicities, and together they will have the opportunity to the Fellowship to take their work to the next level.

Meet there 20 Fellows:

Alex Smith
London, UK / Manchester, UK

Ashley Hanson
Granite Falls, Minnesota / Boulder, Colorado

Celina De Sola
San Salvador, El Salvador

Clarissa Delgado, Makati, Philippines

Dominique Jordan Turner
Chicago, Illinois

Erin Barnes
Brooklyn, New York

Harry Grammer
Los Angeles, California

Kalani Leifer
San Fracisco, California / New York

Keith Wattley
Oakland, California

Koketso Moeti
Johannesburg, South Africa

Melissa Malzkuhn
Washington, DC

Moussa Kondo
Bamako, Mali

Navdeep Kang
Cincinnati, Ohio

Nedgine Paul Deroly
Gonaives, Haiti

Preethi Herman
Delhi, India

Sandor Lederer
Budapest, Hungary

Sasha Fisher
New York / Rwanda

Tiana Epps-Johnson
Chicago Illinois

Veronica Cresin-Palmer
Aurora, Colorado

Zarlasht Halaimzai
London, UK / Greece

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