2019 Fellows Shout-out Series: Jennifer Bubke
MINN is proud to announce that our 2019 cohort of Fellows are graduating (already!) These ten incredible individuals represent important voices and perspectives in Minnesota's international development community, and we're excited to see what they accomplish next. Follow along as we highlight the graduating 2019 Fellows in our Fellows Shout-Out blog series:
Jennifer Bubke has worked in the international development sector for seven years with the UN Migration Agency - International Organization for Migration (IOM). She has experience in both South Asia and Africa and focused on both migration development and political/transitional development. While she has worked in different positions, her specialty is in grants management and compliance. She has a MA from American University in International Relations with a focus on International Organizations. Jennifer recently relocated to the Twin Cities and is excited to engage with the international development sector in the area. Currently, Jennifer works as a Grant Analyst at Alight, a nonprofit organization in Minnesota that does work providing international humanitarian aid.
Jennifer has worked in International Development for eight years, and after returning to the US wanted to continue doing this work. Joining Minnesota International NGO network as a MINN fellow Jennifer was able to connect with and come to understand the landscape of those doing international work in Minnesota. As Jennifer is passionate about this work, being a MINN fellow has allowed her to gain new experiences and be able to build new relationships.
Being able to build long-lasting relationships is a big takeaway for Jennifer from the MINN fellowship program. Jennifer will have the opportunity to serve as a fellow’s co-chair for MINN helping to provide equal and valuable experience for the next cohort.
Recently Jennifer signed up for a volunteer initiative led by PopWorks Africa and joined an antiracism book club, creating a platform discussing books written by POC (people of color) authors. Being a part of MINN has enlightened Jennifer in seeking new opportunities and having an honest discussion about international development. With her passion for service, Jennifer wants to be able to provide mentorship to others and be in allyship with those doing International development work. By being a MINN Fellow Co-Chair, Jennifer will be able to bring her expertise and knowledge in helping others.
MINN will be recruiting for its next cohort of Fellows later this summer. If you are interested in learning more, please inquire with [email protected] or learn more on the Fellows website. As always, thank you to the McKnight Foundation for supporting this important program!