Capitol Pathways

End of Session Celebration

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Live Online Event!

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the sixth year of Capitol Pathways with a live virtual event on June 10!

In recognition of our fantastic student interns and in celebration of the only paid internship program in Minnesota that creates a policy career pathway for college students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color, we gather annually to mark a successful program year. In its sixth year, we will recognize the accomplishments of 32 students and 32 host organizations working together to broaden access for the next generation of leaders in policy.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Live Online Event!
5:00 – 6:30pm

Free to attend!
Sponsor opportunities available! 

Our Program:

Our program includes our keynote speaker Representative Rena Moran, followed by a panel discussion:

  • Biftu Bussa, Social Responsibility and Equity Program Manager at Optum and 2018 Capitol Pathways Alum
  • Marco Hernandez, Public Policy Director at COPAL and 2017 Capitol Pathways Alum
  • Nithya Venkat, Capitol Pathways Student from the University of Minnesota, Intern at Hennepin Healthcare

Click on the photos below to learn more about our speakers!

Thanks to our sponsors!

Champion Sponsors

Coalition Sponsors

Pat & Wendy Born

Civic Sponsors

Jason Allerding

Lydia Crawford

Peter Heegaard

John & Maureen Knapp

Event Supporters

Steve Wellington

Nan Madden

Guy Peterson

Deborah Istre

Annie Levenson-Falk

This program is made possible in part by major donors:

F.R. Bigelow Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Otto Bremer Trust

Summer Fund