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Oscar Gutierez

Santa Barbara City Council Member Emerging Leaders Cohort 9 Santa Barbara City Council member Oscar Gutierrez always wanted to know what was going on in the world, even at a young age. Which is why he preferred watching the news,…

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Michael Velasquez

Shop Manager Bici Centro Emerging Leaders Cohort 9 Michael Velasquez remembers first discovering the joy of riding his bicycle when he was a child, cycling with friends around the neighborhoods of his small hometown of Templeton, California. It was the…

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Ann McCarty, Rape Crisis

Ann McCarty

Executive Director, North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center Leading For Community Impact, 2016-17 Ann McCarty’s journey leading to her current role as executive director of the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center has been circuitous, yet…

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Senator Monique Limón

Katherine Harvey Fellows 2008-09 Former Leading From Within Board Member Senator Monique Limón discovered a passion for public service as an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. The first in her family to go to college, Monique received grants…

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Jordan Killebrew

Jordan Killebrew

Executive Director, Public Affairs and Communications at SBCC Emerging Leaders, 2017 Growing up, Jordan moved around a lot – from various homes around Los Angeles to El Paso, Texas to Bakersfield, California. Because of this, he craved being rooted and…

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Abe Powell

Co-founder and CEO of Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade Courage to Lead, 2019- 2022 Decades before Abe Powell became known as the master behind the Bucket Brigade, he was a 25-year-old Vassar grad who moved back to his Santa Barbara hometown…

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