Our Team

Staff

Faculty Partners

  • Portrait: Cheryl Robertson
    Cheryl Robertson
    Fellow since 2016
    School of Nursing
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Matt Simcik
    Fellow since 2017
    School of Public Health
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Paul Capel
    Fellow since 2017
    Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Steve Kelley
    Steve Kelley
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Thomas Fisher
    Thomas Fisher
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Design
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Extended Network

In addition to staff and partnerships with faculty from across the University, Acara is advised by a faculty advisory board, and an incredible network of volunteers that support students as professional mentors, coaches and competition judges.