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OpEd Project: Tucson Public Voices Fellowship

A partnership between The University of Arizona, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and The OpEd Project, the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of 20 new and necessary women thought leaders.

The Public Voices Fellowship is part of an ambitious national initiative to change who writes history. Launched by The OpEd Project in collaboration with a core group of institutional partners, including Yale University, the Ford Foundation and more than a dozen others, we have had extraordinary success accelerating the ideas and impact of new and necessary voices at the highest levels in their fields, including women of all backgrounds.

Participants will receive extraordinary support, skills and mentoring to ensure their ideas shape the greater public conversation. All participants will publish at least two written pieces (hopefully many more) during their fellowship.

Nominations for the 2019-2020 Tucson Public Voices Fellowship are OPEN! Nominate an outstanding woman leader from Tucson (or self-nominate) for this competitive, year-long fellowship. Check out the FAQ for more details. Nominations due by July 31, 2019

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In August, all nominees will receive a link to complete the short application for the 2019-2020 Fellowship. If selected for one of the 20 Fellowship openings, prospective Fellows must agree to fully participate in four in-person convenings. The dates for the 2019-2020 Fellowship are:

  • October 25-26, 2019 (1 ½ days) – First convening
  • February 7, 2020 (1 day) – Second convening
  • March 27, 2020 (1 day) – Third convening
  • June 5, 2020 (1 day) – Fourth convening

 

Over the past six years, 117 Fellows published over 275 op-eds, as well as 50+ TV/radio appearances, keynote speeches and awards. Fellows have published in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, ESPN, Al Jazeera America, The Hill, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Huffington Post and The Root. They have launched new research studies, leveraged new funding streams, and shaped local and national debate and policy. Recognizing the need to change the public discourse, in the fall of 2013, the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and local philanthropists, brought this national initiative – called the Public Voices Fellowship – to Tucson.

Congratulations to the Twenty (20) women (listed below) that completed the 2018-2019 Fellowship in early June 2019. Check out their accomplishments, as well as those of prior years’ Fellows, by clicking the Read OpEds and Search Archives button below.

Questions? Please check out the FAQs or contact the Women’s Foundation to learn more.

 

Read Op Eds and Search Archives

The views and opinions expressed in Op-Eds published by participants in the Tucson Public Voices Fellowship are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona or our partners.

Support generously provided by:

Diamond Family Philanthropies
The David and Lura Lovell Foundation
Mike and Beth Kasser
The Marshall Foundation
Southwest Airlines, the Official Airline of the Women’s Foundation

 

The University of Arizona
The Valley Fund for the Advancement of Women and Girls at the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

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2018-2019 Fellows

Community Leaders:

Catherine Bartlett
Kathleen Bethel
Em Martin Brott
Lupita Chavez
Rhonda Gonzalez
Laura Gronewold
Frances Lynch
Dee Maitland
Amy McCoy
Tamara Prime

2018-2019 Fellows

University of Arizona:

Leila Ali-Akbarian
Megan Carney
Sutapa Dube
Dr. Felicia Goodrum Sterling
Linda Phillips
Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger
Claudia Powell
Louise Roth
Hilary VanAlsburg
Margaret Wilder

Be inspired by the 2017-2018 Fellows:

2017-2018 Fellows

Community Leaders:

Joy E. Baynes
Gabriella Cazares-Kelly
Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, M.Ed.
Joan Gilbert
Melanie Gleason
Anna Harper-Guerrero
Judy L. Huch, AuD
Lea Márquez Peterson
Eve Rifkin
Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez

2017-2018 Fellows

University of Arizona:

Catherine F. Brooks
Masha Fedzechkina
Rachel E. Gallery
Elise Gornish
Cheree L. Meeks, Ed.D
Maha Nassar
Elizabeth Oglesby
Tracey Osborne
Noshene Ranjbar
Michelle Téllez

Hear the voices of our 2016-2017 Fellows:

2016-2017 Fellows

Community Leaders:

Liz Baker
Amy Burnham Greiner
Gabriela Cervantes
Dolores Duran-Cerda
Gail E. Emrick, MPH
Patricia Lee Jackson
Julie Kasper
Heather Metcalf
Michelle Pitot
Lisa Soltani MD MPH

2016-2017 Fellows

University of Arizona:

Ilana Addis
Leah Durán
Jennifer Earl
Andrea K. Gerlak
Rachana Kamtekar
Negar Katirai
Patricia MacCorquodale
Dr.Tanisha N. Price-Johnson
Kendal H. Washington White
Ada M. Wilkinson-Lee

See the impact of our 2015-2016 Fellows:

2015-2016 Fellows

Community Leaders:

Carrie Brennan
Mimi Coomler
Martha W. Gilliland, Ph.D.
Cindy Godwin
E. Liane Hernandez
Pam Hopman
Jeannette Maré
Judith McDaniel
Stephanie Sklar
Molly Stranahan

2015-2016 Fellows

University of Arizona:

Shirin D. Antia
Paloma Inés Beamer
Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Melanie Hingle
Kristine A. Huskey
Sofia Martinez Ramos, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Beth Mitchneck
Dr. Krista Millay
Tricia R. Serio, PhD
Phyllis Clark Taoua

Hear from the 2014-2015 Fellows:

2014 – 2015 Fellows

Community Leaders:

Edna Meza Aguirre
Lindsay Abbott
Carmen Armijo Marriott
Alexcis Spencer Lopez
Teresa Cowan Jones
Evan Mendelson
Stephanie A. Parker
Laura Penny

2014-2015 Fellows

University of Arizona:

Rosi Andrade
Adele Barker
Sheri Bauman
Suzanne Dovi
Kate Kenski
Raina M. Maier
Victoria Maizes
Cecile McKee
Anna Ochoa O’Leary
Nancy K. Sweitzer
Amanda Tachine

Be inspired by the 2013-2014 Fellows:

2013-2014 Fellows

Community Leaders:

Patti Caldwell
Isabel G. Garcia
Maura Grogan
Daisy M. Jenkins
Ann W. Lovell
Suzanne McFarlin
Colleen Meyer Niccum
Laura Shaw
Elise Collins Shields
Sarah Smallhouse

2013-2014 Fellows

University of Arizona:

Ana Christina Da Silva Iddings
Regina Deil-Amen
Mindy J. Fain
Leila Hudson
Jill Koyama
Diana Liverman
Ellen McMahon
Ann M. Mastergeorge