Meet The Team

The individuals behind the scenes that keep the organization running.

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The Current Team

Amira McLendon

She/They
Artist Liaison Intern

Amira McLendon is currently a Senior at the University of Minnesota double majoring in Art and AMES (Japanese Sub-track). Art has always been one of her passions, so being involved in the development of anything art related, and BIPOC centered especially, is where they want to be.

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Hannah Yee

She/Her
Grant Writer

Hannah is a graduate student pursuing her Master of Public Health in Community Health Promotion at the University of Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree from Beloit College in Psychology and Museum Studies. She is passionate about abolition of the carceral system, health equity for BIPOC communities, and making art accessible for all.

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Zaynab Ahmed

She/Her
Administrative Assistant Intern

Zaynab is a senior studying biology and public health at the University of Minnesota. She is very passionate about local environmental justice and racial justice efforts. She is also a published poet who enjoys creative writing and performing original spoken word pieces. Some of her other hobbies include being outdoors, reading and traveling.

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Alessia Guzman Huaman

They/Them
Administrative Assistant Intern

Alessia is a 23 year old senior at the University of Minnesota. They major in Chicane Latine studies with a minor in Spanish. They hope to do advocacy and interpretation for their community! Besides that, they are a Virgo Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Gemini Rising. They love to doodle and go out and about with their besties!

Past Team Members

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Dani Follett-Dion

She/Her
Past Communications Intern

Dani was a University of Minnesota student studying Communications with minors in Digital Media Studies, Cultural Studies, and Chinese. She graduated in the spring of 2022. She is most passionate about community advocacy and social justice, in particular how communications media can be used to create change.

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Semhar Solomon

She/Her
Past Community Engagement Intern

Semhar is currently a sophomore in college. She was born and raised in Minneapolis her whole life, growing up in St. Anthony. She is definite and decided on her goals towards helping build a community that thrives in the preservation and enrichment of each other's stories, backgrounds and differences. The uprising of 2020 after the murder of George Floyd showed her that standing up and using our voices to speak up for what we believe in is powerful and beautiful.