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Alumni


Milele Hallingquest, MSIT, PSM is a Data Manager for Rise’s Organizing and Advocacy teams. She currently works in higher education and is a business owner and consultant. For the past 15 years, she has worked in various industries, including banking, supply…

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Rochelle Czar is a Peer Specialist and a senior and a Women’s & Gender Studies major at College Of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies at Sacramento State University. Being an advocate for educational and women rights has always been something…

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Jazmine Rodriguez is a mom, student, and daydreamer. She is currently pursuing a degree in Social Justice at Rio Hondo College. Jazmine is living in the San Gabriel Valley standing up and representing those who need change.

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Julia Pagano is a Rise Fellow in Pennsylvania. She is a current student at West Chester University majoring in Theatre with a concentration in Design and Production and a minor in ASL. After College, Giulia hopes to work in the…

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Gianni Morsell was the East Pennsylvania Deputy Director at Rise. She is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Nonprofit Leadership, and a recent graduate of Morgan State University where she studied Political Science. While an undergraduate student…

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Jocelyn Ramirez Guardian was a CA Spring 2022 Fellow. She is a third-year student majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish at the University of California, Merced. Jocelyn enjoys spending time with loved ones, the outdoors, and cooking. She is…

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Eleno Zepeda is a Rise CA 2022 Fellow and also a student at Cal State San Bernardino, pursuing a degree in Social Work. As a former foster youth, he wants to give back hope to children and young adults who…

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Deonte Seroy is a senior at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, majoring in Human Resources and Finance. Their passion consists of fighting for diversity in the workforce, being the main resource they want to do HR! Hobbies Deonte has includes…

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Zarin Farook was a Student Organizing Fellow with Team Michigan. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in political science with a double minor in history and law. Along the way, she has earned the Place Gateway Award for demonstrating great…

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Azriah Crawley was a fellow with the Rise Program. Azriah is a Political Science major at the University of Pittsburgh and plans to graduate in 2025 and go on to Law School. She is happy to get students to register…

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Raven Nelson is double majoring in Comparative Cultures and Politics and Social Relations and Policy. Raven is a student senator for their college and is very active within their college in creating programs to promote diversity and student community. In…

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Charlene Pech is a USC Student Navigator and graduate student at the USC School of Social Work. Being a social worker has always been something that interested her. She has always been passionate to help others, fighting for social change and…

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