Meet the 2019 USA Fellows

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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