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Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholar alum and global economist Sara Zervos takes on new role as BizzyChicks founder

As a sought-after voice in global economics and investment, Sara Zervos has done her share of public speaking. And in recent years, she began to notice a pattern emerging after a panel discussion or presentation. Audience members would line up to see her, ask her questions, congratulate her, pick her brain. All the women in […]


Civic Leadership

Cheyenne Walsh shapes Arizona policy as award-winning lobbyist

Cheyenne Walsh knows that in the public’s mind, lobbyists are not very well thought of. But she doesn’t view the role in a negative way, and not just because it’s a career she loves. “To me, lobbying is really about gathering and passing along information. Nothing is black and white, and if we think it’s […]


Flinn Scholars

Three Flinn Scholars launch startup Somatic Labs, release first wearable device

Shantanu Bala, Ajay Karpur, and Jake Rockland graduated from three different Arizona high schools over the course of three years. Yet the computer science and engineering students had a common bond that brought them together—the Flinn Scholarship. And now, years after they were first introduced, the three Flinn Scholars are running a local high-tech startup […]

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Civic Leadership

Arizona Center for Civic Leadership names 2016 Flinn-Brown Fellows

The independent, nonpartisan Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has selected 36 individuals as the 2016 cohort of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, a group of Arizonans from across the state and all walks of life and perspectives who share a commitment to state-level public service. The Flinn-Brown experience begins with Fellows, who are selected competitively, […]