Shereá Burnett, Breaking Race & Gender Barriers

Shereá Burnett is a native of Alamance County. She identifies as Afro-Indigenous and is a proud citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. Shereá attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Political Science and...

Nikki Ratliff, Trailblazing for Equitable Access

Nikki is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Political Science; she also obtained a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Duke University. While still in college, she was a residential counselor at Elon Homes for Children, providing therapeutic supervision...

Kristen Powers, Farm Girl Working for 2nd Chances

Kristen is a graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in Communication and African & African American Studies. She used her communication skills to create and produce a documentary, Twitch, following personal genetic testing for the devastating disorder,...

Dreama Caldwell’s Folding Chair

Dreama Caldwell is, perhaps, the only Founders’ Nominee who has had a song written about them by a Grammy nominated musician – “The Rising of Dreama Caldwell.” While that, in and of itself is impressive, the work she does for our community...