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Tatiana Worthy is a Rise Michigan Fellow and Freshman at Eastern Michigan University. She attended high school in Detroit, MI, and Elizabethtown, KY, and will pursue a Bachelor’s degree program in Simulation, Animation, and Gaming [SAG]. Through Rise, she hopes…

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Niya Banks is a Senior, Political Science major at Spelman College. Her social justice work consists of voting advocacy and education on Spelman’s campus. This past summer (2022), Niya interned with The Center for Civic Innovation. The CCI is committed…

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Kayla Smith is a Rise Georgia Fellow.

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Roberto Meadows  is a Rise Pennsylvania Fellow. They are currently a second-year student at Pitt. While their major is still undecided, they are focusing on writing courses and trying to find a field that fits them and their aspirations. One…

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Alisa Farley is a Rise Pennsylvania Fellow. Alisa is currently a graduate student studying Public Policy with a concentration in Labor policy.

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Gabriel Karl is a sophomore political science and economics double major at Elizabethtown College. They sit on the Executive Cabinet of the Student Senate and are president of Etown Young Democratic Socialists of America. In these roles, Gabriel has advocated…

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Lily Crawley is a Pennsylvania Rise fellow and a Sophomore at Marywood University. She is majoring in business management and minoring in photography. Lilyana was involved in various different clubs throughout high school, such as theater, marching band, and Mathletes….

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Rachel “Ray” Esptein-Shuman is a sophomore at Temple University. Originally from Washington DC, Ray spent much of her youth advocating for change on Capitol Hill. Starting in middle school, she became an intern and peer educator with Break the Cycle,…

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Ashlynn Poole is a Pennsylvania Fellow for Rise. She moved to Pennsylvania at the beginning of August 2022 from Las Vegas, NV. She is currently pursuing an RN degree at Westmoreland County Community College. Ashlynn has always been passionate about…

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Felicity Mundy is a Rise Pennsylvania fellow. She attends the University of the Arts and majors in Musical Theatre. Felicity comes from a small town in North Carolina and decided to get her education out of state. She finds her…

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Kankoun Sylla is attending Penn State Abington and their major is criminal justice. They are currently a junior and plan to graduate in 2024. Kankoun is the president of an organization in their school called ACSU (African, Caribbean Student Union)….

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Ambalika Williams is the Director of Organizing at Rise.

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