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.

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

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
Refugees

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

Valentina Reetz
16 yr. old attending Avanti High School, Olympia, WA
Weight Stigma and Sexism