North America

Des Moines Hub

Des Moines is a rapidly growing city in the heart of the Midwest, out pacing Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and other nearby cities in population growth. Des Moines has consistently lead the nation in rankings as one of the best cities to live in, best cities for business, most popular city for millennial home buyers, and more.

Des Moines not only captures the country’s attention with its first-in-the-nation caucus, it also boasts a thriving international community, hosting a foreign consulate; the World Food Prize; and renowned art, food, and music festivals. The vibrant community of Des Moines makes it a perfect home for our active hub of Global Shapers.

The Des Moines Hub brings together young leaders from across the metro to work through some of the region’s most pressing issues, including the urban-rural divide, social justice, and climate change. We partner with community partners to make a local impact on these global issues and connect our little piece of flyover country to cities across the world.

14 members

Impact Officer

Kate Brockmeyer

Joined 16 Feb 2023

Alice Dembinski

Joined 5 Aug 2019

Stella Depuydt

Joined 15 Feb 2023

Madilyn Fluno

Joined 20 Feb 2023

Kia Lewis

Joined 23 Mar 2023

Danilo Manfre

Joined 18 Feb 2023

Ahmed Musa

Joined 16 Feb 2023

Bryan Schlotterbeck

Joined 16 Feb 2023

Karter Smith

Joined 25 Nov 2019

Jade Vuong

Joined 4 Feb 2020

Everett Waechter

Joined 15 Feb 2023

Founding Curator

Bethany Wilcoxon

Joined 28 May 2015


Megan Winge

Joined 27 Jul 2022

Carter Yerkes

Joined 20 Mar 2019

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.