Meet four Fellows in the inaugural FuelAL Fellowship program

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(Left to Right) Maritza Hernandez-Mata, Francisco Martinez, Caroline Keim and Diamond Daniels, four of the Fellows in the first FuelAL cohort. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

This summer, interns from across the Southeast have come to Birmingham to learn about professional opportunities in Alabama through the FuelAL Fellowship, an inaugural program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.

FuelAL aims to improve retention of Alabama’s brightest minds post-graduation. In its first year, the program was open to students participating in a summer internship or co-op program and provides training, experiences, and exposure to professional opportunities and life beyond the 9-5 throughout the state.

We caught up with four Fellows in the cohort to find out how why they now love Alabama—click here to read the full story.

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Nathan Watson
Nathan Watson

Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.

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