Current Policy Fellows

2016–17 Policy Fellows

  • Christopher Berger, Director of Communications, GHR Foundation
  • Jake Blumberg, Executive Director, GiveMN
  • Asma Bulale Grant Manager, Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Equity
  • Brandie Burris-GallagherPolicy Director, Ed Allies
  • Marin Byrne, Associate Director of Institutional Resources, Northside Achievement Zone
  • Jesse Carlson, Commander, 133rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Minnesota Air National Guard
  • Andrew Chelseth, Director of Government Relations, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • Amy Cohn, Nutrition Communications Manager, General Mills
  • Troy Davidson, Program Manager, Substance Abuse Program, Minnesota National Guard
  • Jill Davies, Grocery Social Responsibility Lead, Target Corporation
  • Tiffany Doherty-Schooler, Attorney, Board of Public Defense
  • Brian Edstrom, Director of Securities, Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Daniel Gumnit, CEO, People Serving People
  • Alice Hill, Executive Director, Stevens Square Foundation
  • Stephanie Hogenson, Research and Policy Director, Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota
  • Aya Johnson, Community Innovation Associate, Bush Foundation
  • Jillian Klein, Director, Public and Federal Aid Policy, Capella Education Company
  • Nelly Korman, School Board Member, Bloomington Public Schools; AP Spanish Language and Culture Teacher, Saint Louis Park High School
  • Rick Lassow, Director, Actuarial Risk Adjustment & Health Reform, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Sara Lopez, Policy Aide, Minneapolis City Council, Council Vice-President Elizabeth Glidden - Ward 8 Office
  • Alexis Ludwig-Vogen, Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Best Buy
  • Joané McAfee, Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Smith
  • Jim Miklausich, Principal, Shakopee East Junior High, Shakopee Public Schools
  • Abdimalik Mohamed, Community Outreach Specialist, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota
  • James Nikolai, Vice President of State Government Relations, U.S. Bancorp
  • Garrett Peterson, Intergovernmental Liaison, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Joe Raasch, Director, Minnesota Office of Continuous Improvement, State of Minnesota, Department of Administration
  • Marcos Ramirez, Esq., Consultant, Thomson Reuters
  • Julie Robey, Strategic Marketing Leader, Cargill
  • Abdullahi Sheikh, Program Coordinator, Pillsbury United Communities
  • Damon Shoholm, Senior Leadership Program Director, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
  • Malaika Smith, Accountant, The McKnight Foundation
  • Jamez Staples, President, Renewable Energy Partners
  • Bryan Strawser, CEO, Bryghtpath LLC
  • Forrest Tahdooahnippah, Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Jennifer Tong, Portfolio and Project Lead, Cargill
  • Rose Tuiyott-Lewis, Compliance Coordinator, Education Minnesota
  • Ajeet Yadav, Environmental Health and Safety Director, Central Lakes College, Minnesota State
  • Kelly Zimmerman, Senior Manager, Responsible Sourcing, Target Corporation

See complete bios and photos of current Policy Fellows