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Civic Leadership

Coronavirus outbreak brings work of Flinn-Brown Fellow Jessica Rigler into the public eye

By Brian Powell Flinn Foundation  A member of the Arizona State University community last month became the first confirmed case of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Arizona and one of the first in the United States as the outbreak expanded beyond central China.  The state agency at the forefront of this identification and response is the Arizona Department of Health Services, whose assistant director overseeing the division of public health preparedness is Flinn-Brown Fellow Jessica Rigler.  Rigler, who has worked […]

Flinn Scholars

FLINNtalks: Michelle Minitti

Michelle Minitti | 1991 Flinn Scholar On two journeys: a mission to Mars, and her own odyssey to become a planetary scientist Class of 1991 Flinn Scholar Michelle Minitti is the principal of Framework, a consultancy specializing in planetary-science research and Mars mission operations. Michelle is a co-investigator for the Mars Curiosity Rover, working with […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellows, former Flinn Foundation staff appointed by governor to high-ranking state positions

Two Flinn-Brown Fellows and the former senior program manager of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at the Flinn Foundation were recently appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to new high-level state positions. Ducey appointed Flinn-Brown Fellow Daniel Ruiz as the state’s chief operating officer and Fellow Trista Guzman-Glover as the director of boards and commissions. […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow and Flinn Scholar Sarah Coles advocates for today’s patients and tomorrow’s doctors

By Brian PowellFlinn Foundation Dr. Sarah Coles is caring for the residents of Arizona in countless ways. Coles, a Flinn-Brown Fellow, is a physician, educator, curriculum developer, policy expert, a member of state and national boards, and overall advocate for patient health. And this all happens one mile south of North High School in central […]