Senator Melisa Franzen Selected as a Fellow in the HOPE National Public Service Fellowship Program

The HOPE (Hispanas Organized for Political Equality) Public Service Fellowship program is a unique effort to promote the national prominence of Latina leaders and prepare them to lead organizations and public institutions in addressing the country’s most critical issues.

ST. PAUL, MINN. – Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina) has been accepted into the HOPE National Public Service Fellowship program. This fellowship is an executive leadership program for outstanding Latina professionals who, through increased competence in national and global economic and security issues, can make urgent and long-lasting improvements in the lives of Latinas in the United States and all communities. Fellows will attend two seminars in Washington D.C. and Mexico City.

“It is an honor to be chosen to participate in the HOPE Fellowship program,” said Senator Franzen. “I look forward to connecting with national and international leaders. This fellowship is a great opportunity for professional development. I’ll be able to increase my network of policy experts with the high caliber of Latina leaders participating, as well as gain additional knowledge from the policy sessions that will further strengthen the impact of my work at the state and national level.”

HOPE® is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to ensuring political and economic parity for Latinas through leadership, advocacy, and education to the benefit of all communities and the status of women.

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Melisa Franzen represents District 49 in the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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