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2018 Fellows

Victor Rieman

Working in nonprofit law is something I would like to do, and the people I worked with were helping in showing me how to get there.

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Victor Rieman

Tiffany Gibson

Buffalo is indeed on the up & up. It was wonderful seeing the revitalization of the city and feel the energy and optimism the people of Buffalo are carrying.

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Tiffany Gibson

Shara Safer

I learned that the “Buffalo Renaissance” is a real thing, as opposed to a propaganda tactic.

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Shara Safer

Richard Gan

I learned that Buffalo has determined communities who care deeply about making their city better.

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Richard Gan

Melissa Gao

The intimacy of the office invites transparency, which I believe inspired the easy collaboration and great relationships I see between my coworkers.

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Marina Grais

I absolutely loved working in a classroom each day.

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Marina Grais

Madeline Rutowski

I have learned so much about the city of Buffalo this summer. 

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Madeline Rutowski

Lorena Flores

Working at the Buffalo State Community Academic Center (CAC)  has revealed how worldly and interesting Buffalo actually is.

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Lorena Flores

Katy Kaufman

I was not disappointed!

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Katy Kaufman

John Sullivan Baker

I’m grateful that my High Road Fellowship has given me the opportunity to have meaningful conversations both with my interviewees and the community leaders who speak with us every Friday on subjects as diverse as education policy, workforce training, historical restoration, and economic development.

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John Sullivan Baker

Jackson Booth

By working on 43North’s competition operations, I helped find new companies that will make a positive impact in the Buffalo Niagara region through job creation and wealth generation.

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Jackson Booth

Hannah Lorenc

This experience of working on the labor project has been instrumental in guiding my career path. 

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Hannah Lorenc

Hannah Bollinger

Listening and engaging with others has showed me that everyone has something to add, it’s just a matter of recognizing that talent.

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Hannah Bollinger

Genavieve Koyn

The passion that these people bring to the table is what empowers our staff to be advocates for Buffalo students, allowing Say Yes to be successful, but also can cause a certain degree of friction between some individuals.

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Genavieve Koyn

Gayathri Jai

The immersive and intensive educational experience drew me to The High Road program. Buffalo has provided me that and more.

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Gayathri Jai

Emily Bramhall

I feel this sense of community not just in my work, but in the city of Buffalo as a whole.

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Emily Bramhall

Elizabeth Kane

And as someone who hopes to become a medical doctor and work in some capacity towards advancing public health, this has provided valuable food for thought for how, in the long term, I might be able to take my medical expertise and interactions with community members to the table to advance positive community changes.

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Camilla Bacolod

The most important thing I learned about community organizations and the social sector is the importance of collaboration.

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Camilla Bacolod

Brian Lloyd

Getting to know these business owners in the Bazaar and getting to see their businesses is the highlight of my summer on the High Road.

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Brian Lloyd

Ashni Verma

Before coming to Buffalo I didn’t even know what the regenerative economy was.

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Ashni Verma