2016 Fellow

Dusti Gurule

U.S. Department of Labor

Master of Non-Profit Management, Regis University
Bachelor of Arts, Chicano/a Studies, Metropolitan State University

Dusti Gurule was appointed by the White House as a Regional Representative for US Secretary of Labor on September 15, 2010. Dusti works as a liaison in connection with the promotion of effective relationships with intergovernmental bodies and stakeholders in civic, labor and business organizations throughout her region. Dusti began her work in civic engagement in 2004, as the founding Executive Director of the Latina Initiative and built the organization to a nationally recognized civic engagement and leadership organization and launched partnerships creating Colorado Latina/o Advocacy Day. Dusti received numerous awards, including a Civil Rights Award from NEWSED CDC in 2006, was named one of 50 for the Future by The Colorado Statesman in 2007 and in 2009 one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s ENews and received The Craig Barnes Democracy Award from Colorado Common Cause. More recently, Dusti received the 2013 Making a Difference Award from MSU Alumni Relations.

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