For our last cohort meeting this session, we convened at one of our host organizations, The Good Acre. Thank you to The Good Acre for the space and support!

To prepare our students for their journey forward, we welcomed a “What’s Next” session of professionals to share upcoming opportunities for students to explore.

Above: Students heard from our policy career panel. From left to right:

  • Sherlonda Clarke, City of Minneapolis
  • Hannah Sorenson, Hamline University
  • Maria Mastel, Minnesota State Senate
  • Ann Buesgens, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • Nicole Miner, Minnesota State Senate

Students then heard from policy professionals, Hue Nguyen, Director of Government Affairs at Target, and Adeline Miller, Director of Public Affairs at Taft Advisors, to learn about different policy career paths and about their experiences navigating their careers.

Above, left to right: Adeline Miller, Director of Public Affairs at Taft Advisors, and Hue Nguyen, Director of Government Affairs at Target.

Rounding out the meeting, the cohort was joined by guest speaker Commissioner of Department of Human Rights, Rebecca Lucero, to learn about her personal story, career trajectory and experience navigating policy spaces as a BIPOC leader. View more pictures below!

JOIN US: Capitol Pathways Celebration

Join us on June 8th to meet our student leaders!

In recognition of our fantastic students and in celebration of the only paid internship program in Minnesota that creates a policy career pathway for BIPOC college students, we gather to mark another successful program year. This year, we will recognize the accomplishments of 32 students and 32 host organizations working together to broaden access to policymaking for the next generation of BIPOC civic leaders.

> Click here to learn more and register to attend!