Nolan Wright is a RISE Americorps member at the Des Moines EMBARC office. Nolan Wright received a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Iowa State University, focusing on moral and political philosophy. While at Iowa State, Nolan became interested in social, political and economic justice.
Nolan worked for the Ames Tenants Union, advocating for renters' rights and joined the ISUYDSA, where he organized fellow students to advocate for immigration reform. Nolan decided to join EMBARC in order to affect systemic change and empower the next generation of Iowans.
“I joined because opportunities for systemic change are rare, and I believe RISE is one of those opportunities.”