Meet Matthew L. Evans!

If you’re a wine enthusiast, you likely know that France’s Beaujolais Nouveau Day is November 15 this year. That coincides with Upswell. If you’re itching to celebrate France’s famous first wine of the season, you may want to join forces with Matthew L. Evans to organize an impromptu celebration, because he’s on a Beaujolais kick…

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Meet Jonathan C.W. Jones!

Jonathan C.W. Jones is one member of the sizeable contingent of Minnesota-based changemakers that will be joining us in Los Angeles in just a few weeks. For those who are uninitiated (as we were before reading Jonathan’s responses) in the Minnesota ritual of “going up north,” we guarantee you’ll learn something new from this short…

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Meet Amira Resnick!

We have another LA-based changemaker to introduce to the Upswell community! While Amira Resnick has been working for the past three years on projects focused on promoting health for kids, she has had a rounded career trajectory that began with a love for cultural anthropology. At the root of her intellectual interest was a passion…

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Meet Tosa Two Heart!

Tosa Two Heart is a chagemaker herself who works alongside powerful changemakers every day. In her role at First Peoples Fund—located in Rapid City, South Dakota—Tosa supports the work and development of Native artists and culture bearers. Tosa shared about the inspiring breadth of First Peoples Fund’s support of indigenous communities, particularly through the profound…

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Meet Michelle Cho!

Michelle is the co-founder and executive director of Gladeo, a digital media nonprofit that fosters career exploration for students from diverse backgrounds. She harnesses the power of storytelling and technology to inspire, educate and empower underserved students to find and pursue their dream career. Check out this short video to learn more about Gladeo’s work,…

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Meet Beth Palm!

If you’re a new social entrepreneur in desperate need of resources to get up and running, Beth Palm’s website Social Good Impact is up your alley. Beth is a St. Paul-based social entrepreneur with an MBA and a penchant for disc golf. We love Beth’s enthusiasm for achieving true impact in the pursuit of a…

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Meet Katrina Mendoza!

Katrina Mendoza is an independent mother to three young activists, an adventurer, a justice activist, an organizer, a community healer, and an ordained minister. But that’s not all! In her day job, Katrina supervises health education and outreach at a community health clinic. Her clinic focuses on preventing and helping individuals living HIV/AIDS (especially in…

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Meet Tammira Lucas!

Dr. Tammira Lucas is the co-founder of Moms As Entrepreneurs (MAE). Tammira has a bold vision for helping people, and mothers in particular, in living their best possible lives. The demands on mothers are historically steep and their strengths and skills are an asset in any context. By offering entrepreneurial training, financial education, and the…

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Meet Kristin Feltz!

This Upswell registrant Q&A features one of California’s own. Kristin Feltz of Chlid360 made two specific points in this Q&A that we call get behind. First, through education, we can empower children to change the world. Second, and we quote, “a day at the beach is everything.” There are few statements so accurate. Check out…

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