LFA Fellows at Changemaker Sumit

Native Fellows, Shandiin Herrera + Amerra Webster Yaqui + Camryn Lockleaer with keynote speaker Eileen Briggs

Sharon Quituisaca + Travis Ghidharie, Fellows

Local & Tribal Government

MN Main Street

Economic Development

In partnership with Rethos Minnesota Main Streets

Civic Artists


In partnership with the Department of Public Transformation

Rural Resilience

Environmental Resilience 

In partnership with Voices for Rural Resilience



Propose Your Own


Andrea Duarte Alonso presenting at Changemaker Summit

Andrea Duarte Alonso presenting at Changemaker Summit

St. Paul, MN

Suidi is a graduate from the University of Minnesota where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree. As a first-generation immigrant student, Suidi has been very involved in community support and initiatives for the Somali community in the Twin Cities area. Being able to support local initiatives motivated her to be more involved in public work where is held various internship roles in local government. Suidi was an Urban Scholar, where she worked at the Metropolitan Council: Environmental services division doing work around workforce development and outreach.


Suidi is now serving as a Program Specialist on Equity, Inclusion, and Outreach. She is utilizing her experiences and degree in Human Resources and Development to advise on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within the Metropolitan Council Environment Services. She is also assisting in the development and implementation of MCES Racial Equity Action plan. Through the first quarter of her fellowship, Suidi has also launched her own non-profit organization, Tusaalo Mentoring; dedicated to connecting Somali youth with Somali professionals in the region through a holistic and culturally specific mentorship program.

Suidi Hashi, Minnesota Fellow



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