2017–18 Fellows

Adrian Quiroz
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite Leadership Quote: "Be an oar, not an anchor."


Amelia Browder
Hometown: Murrieta, California
Favorite Leadership Quote: "Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. And you cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore." - Cesar Chavez


Annika Cowen
Hometown: Lake Barrington, Illinois
Favorite Leadership Quote: "Good leaders don't make followers, they make other leaders."


Ariana Robert Martinez
Hometown: Pearland, Texas
Favorite Leadership Quote: “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” - Malala Yousafzai


Caitlynn Gosha

Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Favorite Leadership Quote: "The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there." - James Buchanan


Dori Do

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Favorite Leadership Quote: "Don't count the years, make the years count."


Elijah Westall

Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Favorite Leadership Quote: "When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'" - Lao Tzu


Gabe Gibbens
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Favorite Leadership Quote: "Don't find fault, find a remedy."


Jack Brown
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Arizona
Favorite Leadership Quote: "With struggle comes understanding, with understanding comes compassion, and with compassion comes love."


Jessica Ramirez
Hometown: Stockton, California
Favorite Leadership Quote: "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."


Kenneth Cacacho
Hometown: Fremont, California
Favorite Leadership Quote: "If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run, then walk, if you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Lauren Gascon
Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii
Favorite Leadership Quote: "Be true. Be you. Be kind."


Malia Aiello
Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii
Favorite Leadership Quote: "The people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs


Meg Grant
Hometown: Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania
Favorite Leadership Quote: "A leader's job is not to do the work for others, it's to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done, and to succeed beyond what they thought possible." - Simon Sinek


Sonja Angst
Hometown: Maunaloa, Hawaii
Favorite Leadership Quote: Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them - John C. Maxwell


Zena Jaber
Hometown: Colma, California
Favorite Leadership Quote: "The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution." - Huey P. Newton


Zharia Butler
Hometown: Hayward, California
Favorite Leadership Quote: "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou