Twelve highly accomplished American mid-career professionals from the worlds of finance, academia, affordable housing, health care, urban agriculture, veterans’ affairs and the performing arts are the recipients of the 2019 USA Fellowship. These rising leaders will travel to Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and the Middle East, broadening their horizons and expanding their approaches to problem-solving as they pursue individual projects.

Jessie Banhazl
CEO and Founder, Green City Growers
Boston, MA

John Boerstler
Executive Director, Combined Arms/NextOp
Houston, TX

Jason Coleman
Executive Director, Project SYNCERE
Chicago, IL

Chantalle Couba
Director, Alternative Investments
Charlotte, NC

Ernestine Fu
Investment Partner, Alsop Louie Partners
San Francisco, CA

Sarajeni Hammond
Senior Director, Human Resources Post Merger Integration, Bayer
St. Louis, MO

Zheng Huang
Chairman, Yu Capital
San Francisco, CA

Julie Linn
Co-Founder/Partner, Shapiro Linn Strategic Consulting
Dallas, TX

Rei Onishi
Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary, Office of Governor Edmund G Brown Jr.
Sacramento, CA

Jonathan Prokup
Managing Counsel, Group Insurance & Government Segments, CIGNA
Philadelphia, PA

John Micheal Schert
Founder & Principal, JMS & Company
Boston, MA

Dwaun Warmack
President, Harris-Stowe University
St. Louis, MO

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