Noah Greenfield

Augsburg University

Noah Greenfield's sincere interest in pursuing a career in public service drives him to take action. As a Leader for Equity, Action and Democracy, Augsburg's Bonner Leaders Program, Noah worked for Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha managing communications for events in support of low wage workers in Minneapolis. His work with the Humanist Center focuses on surveying religiously unaffiliated Millennials to learn more about where they find community, what their values are, and how they're civically engaged. Noah is also a member of the Sabo Scholars cohort, ten students who work together in a year-long seminar in which they study public policy and politics and explore careers in public service. At Augsburg University, Noah served on the undergraduate student government as a senator, and he is the student representative on University's Diversity, Inclusion, Equity Committee. Balancing his involvement in campus governance, his engagement in the broader community, and his academic work is something that Noah does ably and with good humor. Noah eagerly goes after opportunities to develop his public skills in order to fulfill his goal of one day represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate.

Paul Pribbenow
Augsburg University

Personal Statement

This quote from Vince Lombardi sums up my life so far: "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up". I have made many mistakes in my life, but I have chosen not to let those mistakes define me, and they have made me a stronger and better person. I come from a small town in Northern Iowa, and was raised by only my mother. I believe that I can be the one to lift my family out of poverty, so I pursue opportunities that will add to my success. I seek out the insights and knowledge that will help me on my goal to represent the great State of Minnesota as a Senator. I'm honored to be a Newman Civic Fellow, and look forward to the connections that can be made through participation in this program. I think that amazing things can be done with small groups of people, and meeting young people who are just as passionate as me could light a spark in us that could mean shaping policy for the future and creating a better world. I honestly believe that there is no limit to what we can do.

Noah Greenfield
Political Science: Public Policy/Change: Class of May 2019
written 2018

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