Areeba Kamal

Economic Justice

Areeba Kamal was a student at Mount Holyoke College, where she studied computer science, international relations, and Mandarin Chinese. She was a proud member of the All Leadership Team for the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and served as the President of Kuch Karo: Pakistani Students for Change. She wrote frequently about her experiences as an international student, blogs periodically on political and social affairs for a variety of forums, drinks obscene amounts of Pakistani chai and sang with a wonderful women’s choir in the Pioneer Valley. She believes staunchly in the power of empathy and resilience and is a fan of all things interdisciplinary.

Arielle Clarkson

Economic Justice

Economic Justice

Armani Madison

Racial Justice

Armani Madison is a graduate of Brown University, where he studied Political Science and History. He is passionate about education, civil rights, youth empowerment, and service for low-income communities. As his Idea Creation-focused blueprint, Armani created the SpeakUp! Oratorical Contest for public high school students in Providence, and coordinated a social media campaign and gallery exhibit, as part of the national “To My Unborn Son” and #BlackLivesMatter movement, at Brown. He is an alumnus of the Public Policy and International Affairs program, the Hope Institute, and a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. Armani worked to build upon his interest in social innovation and entrepreneurship through Venture for America.

Barbara Wolfin

Native/Indigenous In Empowerment, Cultural Preservation, & Tribal Sovereignty

Barbara Wolfin is Iss-Illmawi of the Pit River Tribe, located in CA. Barbara has attended Haskell Indian Nations University and was the president of the Indigenous American Indian Studies Club. Barbara’s goal, as the president, was to spread awareness to local native communities and non-native communities about Indigenous issues and solutions. Outside of the HINU campus, Barbara was one of the many co-chairs to the Advocates for the Protection of Sacred Sites, APOSS. APOSS aimed to provide rapid community support to traditional and spiritual leaders, as well as tribal governments, to protect sacred places, lands, & cultural resources.

Brent Hamlet

Immigration

Brent, a 2014 Fellow is now propelling himself toward the front of the issue of Courts and Community Safety and Justice particularly in the inner city communities of his hometown of Chicago. Part of the goal of his blueprint for Social Justice, seeks to lift upon the positive alternatives that might help lead to the reduction of what he labels: incarceration and assassination of people of color. Since being offered the awesome opportunity of becoming a fellow with YP4, Brent became a volunteer of many political campaigns of progressive candidates whose mission was to tackle this issue head on. He became more active in groups such as: The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, The Iron Student Network, The Black Youth Project as well as just recently joining the Associate board member of Build Chicago. Build is a nonprofit based out of Chicago, who for almost 50 years has worked tirelessly in some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods to curb the violence that they point out takes away not only the positive potential but also most tragic, the very lives of young people. He is also a part of the Gun Violence Prevention network with Generation Progress and is among the many progressive millennials chosen to take part in the Fight for a Future summit. Brent takes great pride in speaking to younger audiences and their families about the importance of Identity, history and self- determination. He is a Child Development Specialist with JCC Chicago. Brent plans on going for a Master’s degree in Special Education in the fall of 2015.

Brian Broken Leg

Native/Indigenous In Empowerment, Cultural Preservation, & Tribal Sovereignty

Brianna Warner

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Brianna was a devoted student and is a passionate social justice advocate. She served as the vice president for her campus branch of the National Organization for Women and as the student liaison for her local American Association for University Women branch. With NOW and AAUW, she worked to create solutions to issues such as the wage gap and rape culture. As a member of these and other organizations, she is dedicated to ending the oppression of all women, not some. She hopes to continue this work and learn to develop better strategies to affect social change.

Brienne Colston

Racial Justice

Brienne Colston was a student at Lawrence University. She was heavily involved in student activism, being the vice-chairperson of the Lawrence University Committee on Diversity Affairs, founder and president of All Is One: Empowering Young Women of Color, and chapter president of her local sorority. Colston’s hometown is the South Bronx, and she is committed to the empowerment of young women of color in low-income neighborhoods around the United States. Brienne is a proud alumna of the Sadie Nash Leadership Program Summer Institute and a Posse Foundation scholar in Lawrence University Posse 5.

Brooke Cisneros

Education Justice

Brooke Cisneros was a student at the University of New Mexico. She was a part of Ready to Run NM. The non-partisan program meant to provide women with tools to run for elected office or become more involved in public service. Through her internship, she closely worked with the Southwest Hispanic Research Institute. She roles the at University’s Children.

Bryan Miranda

Education Justice

Bryan Miranda is a New Jersey native from a town called Bound Brook. He studied at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His family is made up of immigrants from Ecuador who came to the United States before he was born. Bryan has pursued a major in planning and public policy with minors in literature and education.