2018 Mike Yarrow Peace Fellows

There are 11 young activists accepted as Mike Yarrow Peace Fellows for the 2018-19 cycle of the program.  Below you can read a bit about each person and the project that s/he/they are working on or click on their image to see each Fellow give a brief description of their original project concept.

Abram Johnson: 21 yr. old attending Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Education and Inequality

Amanuel ShugeAmanuel Shuge: 16 yr. old attending Shorewood High School, Seattle, WA

Black Student Union: Men of Color

Ashley Herrerra-Agustiniano: 16 yr. old attending Highline High School, Burien, WAAshley Herrera-Augustiniano

Youth Mental Health

Blaine Menelik: 17 yr. old attending Shorecrest H.S. and Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA


Demi Katsogenis: 16 yr. old attending Sehome High School, Bellingham, WA

Climate Change

Elan Ma: 18 yr. old attending The New School, from Mercer Island, WA; now in New York, NY

Immigration and Refugee Youth

Kexin (Cherie) Zeng: 21 yr. old attending Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA


Josie Mortinson: 17 yr. old attending Avanti High School, Olympia, WA

Art and Social Activism

Mahilet Abraha: 17 yr. old attending Shorewood High Schoo, Shoreline, WA

Mentorship for Immigrant Children in Shoreline Elementary Schools

Ruth Tedla: 18 yr. old attending Shorewood High School, Shoreline, WA

Sexual Harassment of Women

Valentina Reetz: 16 yr. old attending Avanti High School, Olympia, WA

Weight Stigma and Sexism