Raie Muluken Gessesse serves as our Minnesota Fellow. As a senior studying Public Health and Political Science at Hamline University, Raie’s academic interests stem from a commitment to issues of gender and racial equity, health, and justice. Raie has engaged in numerous leadership, internship, and public service opportunities, including serving as a Sexual Health Community Educator with Planned Parenthood, Legislative Intern with the Minnesota Department of Health and Human Services, and student representative on the Minnesota Public Health Association’s Health Equity Committee. In recognition of her efforts, Raie was appointed by former Governor Mark Dayton to sit on the first-ever Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota in collaboration with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota. As a Minnesota IGNITE Fellow, Raie hopes to aspire and activate a coalition of young women interested in becoming politically and civically engaged in issues on the local, state, and federal levels. For Minnesota inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.