Staff

Faculty Partners

  • Andrea Davila
    Fellow since 2020
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Portrait: Cheryl Robertson
    Cheryl Robertson
    Fellow since 2016
    School of Nursing
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Fred Rose
    Institute on the Environment
    Impact Goals Manager
  • Gabe Chan
    Humphrey School of Public Affairs
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Jacob Mans
    School of Architecture
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Nasra Giama
    School of Nursing
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Natasha Wright
    College of Science and Engineering
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Rob Gradoville
    Human Centered Design Professional

  • Portrait: Thomas Fisher
    Thomas Fisher
    Fellow since 2016
    College of Design
    University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • Tony Lloyd
    Fellow since 2020
    Podcast Host and Leadership Development Expert

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.