If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Nelson Mandela, to hear more of his wisdom on embracing empathy and combating institutional racism.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I want to go to work every day knowing that my efforts contribute not only to empowering individuals, but also to building a more efficient, more accepting society as a whole.

Host Site Overview

Upwardly Global’s mission is to remove barriers to employment for skilled immigrants and refugees and to integrate this population into the U.S. workforce. To eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce.

Host Site Project

Upwardly Global provides opportunities and support that enable skilled immigrants to find meaningful work in their field of training in the United States. During the Fellowship, a RISE Fellow will support UpGlo in expanding their impact by transitioning to a regional program delivery model. The Fellow will lead and manage development and delivery of services and program operations to integrate existing local and online programming for participants and team members in the Midwest Regional Office.