Celebrate the 2018 MINN Fellows!

  • Posted on: 12 May 2019
  • By: minnesotangos
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Panel, Q&A session + Networking Hour

Join us on June 13 at WeWork to learn more about the ongoing work of some of our past MINN Fellows! MINN Fellows are dedicated to international development and doing global good better. We are excited to hear about Fellows' work prior to and since last year's Summit, and their takes on recent trends and changes in international development as we gather as a community at WeWork on this special occasion.

The panel and Q&A session will be followed by a social networking hour. Refreshments will be served.

Featuring MINN Fellows:

Fatoumata Jaiteh
Fatoumata Jaiteh, a native Minnesotan with roots in The Gambia has been involved and engaged in the healthcare field. She is in her final year of studying Biology of Global Health at the University of St. Thomas and is the founder of the nonprofit organization From Mother To You, which helps provide necessary supplies to mothers and newborns in The Gambia, West Africa.

Taiwo Aremu
Taiwo Aremu is a physician and researcher from Nigeria. With six years of experience in the nonprofit sector, he is a Co-founder of the Global Young Must Grow Health Initiative, a non-governmental organization that caters for the holistic wellbeing of the young and old under-served populations. He is a Master of Public Health candidate of the Administration and Policy track in the University Of Minnesota (class of 2019). He has served and currently serves in several capacities in the University of Minnesota, some of which include, as a Community Health Initiative Consultant; Commission Chair & Project Coordinator of the All Campus Elections Commission; Graduate Research Assistant; and International Students’ Representative on the 2019-2020 Student Health Plans Selection Committee. He also bore a state-wide portfolio as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Minnesota Department of Health. He anticipates a world where peace, unity, equity, and justice prevail.

Ana Vergara
Ana Vergara is a Master of Human Rights candidate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Most recently, Ana worked at the Amnesty International headquarters in Washington, DC as a refugee campaigner. Her campaign work specifically focused on asylum seekers at the southern border and family separation. Ana created story toolkits meant to empower immigrant and refugee voices. Her work was used as outreach material for Hollywood screenwriters such as those of Jane the Virgin and Queer Eye. Ana was previously an educator in South Korea and has also worked locally with refugee ESL adults. One of Ana’s passion projects is being a refugee special correspondent for a podcast meant to empower young professional women.

Suyog (Seah) Buttar
Seah recently graduated from UW Madison with a Bachelor’s degree in History, History of Science in Biology with honors while also completing a certificate in Global Health. This upcoming Fall, Seah will begin her Masters of Public Health Administration and Policy at the University of Minnesota. She is incredibly excited to see how this opportunity will help her better understand the impact and workings that running successful international NGOs can have on not only reducing disparities faced by communities in an international setting, but by also bringing back their stories of strength, innovation, compassion, and resilience. For Seah, being a MINN fellow means exposure to practical work within the field of nonprofit management and international development, while also allowing her to build relationships with amazing and passionate individuals.

For a list of all 2018's MINN Fellows, please see our Summit website: www.minnesotangos.org/2018MINNFellows

This event is open to the public. WeWork members are encouraged to attend. Register online today! https://www.facebook.com/events/2419411198287757/