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Hamline Students Named to Governor’s Young Women’s Cabinet

Hamline University students Calonna Carlisle, Mariana Cervantes, and Evelyn Humphrey of Wanamingo are the latest Pipers to be named to Governor Walz’s Young Women’s Cabinet. Senior Raie Gessesse was previously appointed and remains a member.

The Young Women’s Cabinet is part of a multi-year initiative from the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota to find community-led solutions that advance opportunities and start eliminating barriers for young women in Minnesota. The cabinet started in 2016 and is made up of 32 young women (ages 16-24) who advise the Minnesota Young Women’s Initiative Council. In this way, the lived experiences of diverse young women from 8 demographic groups (African American, African Immigrant, American Indian, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latina, LGBTQ*, Disabilities, and Greater Minnesota) are reflected in the work of the council, which is comprised of leaders from the state’s nonprofit, government and business sectors.

Over 140 young women applied for a position with the Minnesota Young Women’s Cabinet this year.

Written by staff.