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TikTok med student @joelbervell named top Emerging Leader
Joel Bervell, who highlights disparities in medicine, took top honors at an event for 12 rising stars in Snohomish County.
Joshua Estes: Learns all he can so he can stand up for others
This business consultant’s priority is helping others find their voice, achieve their goals and be successful.
Michael Adams: He wants to change the narrative of inequity
He watched racism affect his father’s prospects. Now he works to spark conversation and heal divisions.
Joel Bervell: Highlighting racial disparities in medicine
This third-year medical student is a TikTok influencer with 400,000 followers.
Chris Dingle: Out of a job, he opted for public service
Now a congressional aide, he joined the Washington National Guard and got involved in politics.
Kona Farry: His app helps boost public transit ridership
This transit analyst discovered the joy of car-free travel during college. He wanted to share his enthusiasm.
Lynsey Gagnon: She quickly organized a cold weather shelter
This social services director was once homeless herself, utilizing the services she now refers others to every day.
Laycee Gwyther: Offering a helping hand to women in need
Partnering with Dignity for Divas, she’s helped plan a day of pampering for women on the streets.
Rilee Louangphakdy: An obscure word inspired him to connect
In school, this marketing manager was on a downward spiral until he filled his life with volunteer activity.
Melissa Siv: Promoting financial literacy among teens
This banking professional teaches financial skills to students at Everett-area schools.
Catherine Soper: On board for Port of Everett’s growth spurt
Twelve years ago, this communications and marketing director launched her port career as an intern.
Courtney Wooten: Artist offers training to promote equality
This Edmonds-based activist founded Suburbia Rising/Stories of Self Solidarity to promote social justice.
Alexandria Zitnik-McGinty: Take charge, learn all you can
This physical therapist has a simple strategy: “The more work you put in, the more you achieve.”