Jason Elyea-Wheeler, Digital Storytelling and Communications Intern

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Jason Elyea-Wheeler is a junior at Hamline University, and is pursuing a B.F.A in Creative Writing. With his passion for storytelling, Jason intends to lead a life of community, adventure, and fulfillment. Originally from Eden Prairie, he has since moved into the Hamline-Midway neighborhood, and has felt welcome, comfort, and generosity from his neighbors and […]

Megan Loew

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I moved to Midway in the fall of 2020. It was in the midst of COVID. I had been eyeing up the Midway neighborhood while house hunting because it seemed like a blend of diverse cultures, walkability, and is filled with opportunities to become rooted in the community. Joining the Hamline Midway Coalition offers exactly […]

Cameron Fure

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My name is Cameron Fure (he/him), and I’ve called Hamline/Midway home since July of 2018. In that time, I’ve witnessed many changes to our neighborhood and it has been a catalyst for me to want to step up and be part of the change. I decided to get involved with the Hamline Midway Coalition and […]

Kaitlynn Fuller

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Hello! My name is Kaitlynn, and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a Management major at Hamline University, and my long-term goal is to work in the nonprofit sector. Coon Rapids, MN is my hometown, and I loved getting involved in the community there, especially with the Coon Rapids Lions Club. When I came to […]

Melissa Tallman

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Salutations! My name is Melissa Tallman. I am a senior in Criminal Justice at Hamline University and a resident of the Hamline Midway neighborhood. I am active in the Hamline University community and joined the Hamline Midway Coalition because I am deeply passionate about community building and collaboration. I love to work on environmental projects […]

Michael Strasburg

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Michael Strasburg joins the HMC Board representing Hamline University, where he works as the Media Relations and External Communications Specialist. In his role at Hamline, Michael supports the university’s relationship with the local community and media outlets. Prior to joining Hamline, Michael worked as a news editor and journalist for publications throughout the Twin Cities […]

Abu Nayeem

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Hi, My name is Abu Nayeem. I’m a renter and have lived in the Hamline Midway neighborhood for over two years. I’m a community advocate, and organizer. I joined the Hamline Midway Coalition to build more connected communities, and support disenfranchised citizens. I’m good at brainstorming and planning, if anyone has a community project feel […]

Laura Jahnig

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Hi! My name is Laura Jahnig and I’ve been a resident of Hamline Midway since 2018. I bought a home here with my partner AJ and we are so happy to have planted our roots here. We love taking our dog Waffles on walks through all the parks, grabbing coffee at Groundswell, and going to […]

Jennifer Hadley, Secretary

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My husband and I moved to the Midway in 2016 because of its proximity to easy transportation to both University of Minnesota campuses where I was trying to get a job. While that didn’t work out, we have enjoyed the Hamline Midway neighborhood deeply, particularly the numerous, amazing ethnic restaurants and the relationships with neighbors […]

Byron C. Arnold

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Hello all my name is Byron Arnold currently living in the Hamline / Midway area. My connection to the neighborhood is , I’ve been in the neighborhood since 1996, I have seen people, and businesses come and go. I love this area; the neighbors make it feel like a big community looking out for each […]

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