So you’ve heard of the Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline, and you’ve heard that it selects a group of young progressives doing exciting and important work to participate in the fellowship program each year. But who were this year’s picks? The wait is finally over. The identities of the inaugural class of Fellows were revealed to the world at Roosevelt Rising this past Monday, a day-long event with exciting panels and distinguished speakers. You can meet the new Fellows by watching this video:
The event itself was a huge success, introducing the Fellows and launching the work they will focus on over the next year. It kicked off in the morning with a panel on how to envision a new economy for Millennial America with Pipeline Fellows Joe Shure, Darius Graham, Kristen Tullos, Suzanne Kahn, and Roosevelt Institute Fellows Mike Konczal and Sabeel Rahman. The panel was followed by a luncheon introducing all of the Fellows and a presentation from Dr. Paul Farmer, who awarded the first annual Rising Leader Award to Naomi Rosenberg. The day concluded with a panel discussion of citizenship in Millennial America with Pipeline Fellows Jack Madans, Minjon Tholen, Caitlin Howarth, and Nick Santos, moderated by Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt.
Those who couldn’t attend the event can watch the full video of it here: