Congratulations to the 2015 Petra Fellows


Sissy-TrinhSissy Trinh
A visionary organizer in Chinatown, one of the poorest neighborhoods in this diverse city, Sissy uses innovative strategies to build political power and drive policy change.

Francisco-Paz-y-PuenteFrancisco Argüelles (Pancho) Paz y Puente
Pancho is a servant leader who has worked tirelessly at the intersection of race and workers’ rights to build institutions that empower and defend the most vulnerable coming to the U.S.

Parisa-NorouziParisa Norouzi
Parisa has had unique success forging partnerships across Washington, DC’s Black and Latino communities to fight the gentrification and school closings that are devastating neighborhood residents.

Marian-Edmonds-AllenMarian Edmonds Allen
In a conservative religious environment, Marian creates strategic partnerships to transform the hostile culture toward LGBT youth who face family rejection, homelessness and high suicide rates.