Fellow News

Council of American Ambassadors Fellowship Alumni - Where are they now?

Recent Fellow News

  • Rebecca Braun

    Class of 2012
    Rebecca Braun is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Cameroon and working on Youth Development. She ends her tour in August and will travel to Rwanda, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Romania, and Hungary . When she returns to the US at the end of 2015, she hopes to find a job in Washington, DC or Delaware. She can be reached at bexbraun@gmail.com or visit her Peace Corps blog at http://beckyslifeuncaged.blogspot.com/.
  • Carol Yu

    Class of 2007
    Carol Yu is the Associate Director of Teacher Evaluation and Selection at Bridge International Academies. Bridge is the world’s largest chain of nursery and primary schools, offering a high-quality education at an affordable price to families living on less than $2 a day. Previously, she was a research analyst at the Education Accountability Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her research focused on investigating effects of accountability policies on the validity of test scores.
  • Samantha Stephens

    Class of 2009
    Samantha received her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law in 2013 and is a member of the Montana Bar.
  • Rebecca Lullo

    Class of 2014
    Rebecca Lullo is in Tajikistan on a Critical Language Scholarship studying Persian (Farsi). When she returns in August, she will begin a job as a paralegal specialist at the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division.
  • Caryl Merten

    Class of 2013
    Caryl Merten recently completed her Master's Thesis on development financing in Haiti, and completed an accelerated Master's in Public Policy curriculum at UVA's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. From August 2015 to May 2016, she will be a Boren Fellow in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Tara Slough

    Class of 2011
    Tara Slough is pursuing a PhD in Political Science at Columbia University, where she studies comparative politics, quantitative methods, and political economy. She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
  • Sophia Henager

    Class of 2014
    Sophia Henager is working in Grand Rapids, MI as a Policy and Advocacy Fellow with the Christian Reformed Church of North America in the Office of Social Justice. In this role, she advocates for social justice and humanitarian aid in Congress and educates the public in current legislation that addresses these issues. She plans on applying to law school this year and pursuing a degree in International Human Rights Law.
  • Maria Slater

    Class of 2010
    After working as a teacher with Teach for America for two years in Metro Atlanta, Maria Slater returned to graduate school at the University of Virginia School of Law. She is beginning her third year of law school and working in Washington, DC this summer.
  • Sophia Zhang

    Class of 2012
    Sophia Zhang is in the Masters of Asian Studies program at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service. She received a Boren Fellowship and will study Japanese language at Waseda University for the 2016-2017 academic year. For the fellowship, she will also research the North Korean population residing in Japan. Previously, Sophia was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in South Korea.
  • Lara Porter

    Class of 2013
    Lara Porter recently graduated from Hunter College with an MA in Economics. She will start working as an Equities Analyst at UBS Investment in August.