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Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowships

About the Fellowships

The Robert L. Burrus Jr. fellowships support both students and the communities they serve. Students planning to fulfill their required Jepson internship either in the United States or abroad may apply for the fellowships.

Friends of Robert Burrus created the Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowship Program for Developing Leaders to honor the former chairman and senior partner of McGuire Woods LLP, who is a member and former rector of the University's board of trustees.

Applying for a Fellowship

Those who are interested in applying for a fellowship must submit an application, which includes a description of the proposed internship, to the UR Summer Fellowship web portal via SpiderConnect. A selection committee reviews the applications and chooses recipients based upon the quality of the internships described.

For more information about funding, eligibility, and the application process, please see the Forms and Guides page.

Past Recipients

Through the fellowships, students have interned for organizations such as the Desmond Tutu Peace Center in South Africa, Medical Teams International, American Community Schools in Athens, Greece, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, World Pediatric Project, A Fair World, and more. Below is a list of recent fellowship recipients.

2016

Molly Aaronson, '17
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Business Administration
Internship Site: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Sarah Abel, '17
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major(s): Leadership Studies, PPEL
Internship Site: Cheekwood Botanical Gardens

Haneen Abu Al Neel, '17
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): WGSS, Visual Media Arts Practice
Internship Site: Philisa Abafazi Bethu

Timothy Benedict '17
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies, PPEL
Minor(s): History
Internship Site: Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court

Camila Gaudin-Gonzalez, '17
Hometown: Tarrytown, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship Site: Hemophilia Federation of America

Jack Henderson, '17
Hometown: Wexford, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Business Administration
Internship Site: Pittsburgh Kids Foundation

Yasmine Karam, '17
Hometown: Ankara, Turkey
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Psychology
Internship Site: Roots of Development

Joseph Kilgallen, '17
Hometown: Ravenel, SC
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship Site: Scholars Latino Initiative, VA

Casey Koko, '17
Hometown: St. Charles, MO
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Psychology
Minor(s): French
Internship Site: Virginia Capital Trail Foundation

Christy Lightbourn, '17
Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
Major(s): Leadership Studies, PPEL
Minor(s): WGSS
Internship Site: Fairfax Democrats

Ivana Marshall, '17
Hometown: Surry, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies, IS: World Politics/ Diplomacy
Minor(s): WGSS
Internship Site: Local Government Management Agency – Dublin, Ireland

Robert McCurdy, '17
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies,
Internship Site: Wright for Leesburg/ Campaign

Katherine Rockwell, '17
Hometown: Palatine Bridge, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Business Administration
Internship Site: The Washington Redskins

Alyssa Ross, '17
Hometown: Aylett, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Cognitive Science, Psychology
Internship Site: Jacob’s Ladder

Annette Schieffelin, '17
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Psychology
Internship Site: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center

Ben Simpson, '17
Hometown: Kensington, MD
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
Internship Site: IT4Causes

Arthur Tartee, Jr., '17
Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies, IS: World Politics/Diplomacy
Internship Site: Congressional Hunger Center

Emily Vogt, '17
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Biology
Internship Site: International Justice Mission

Brandon Waller, '17
Hometown: Ardmore, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies, Political Science
Internship Site: OrthoVirginia

Caroline Weber, '17
Hometown: Boston, MA
Major(s): Leadership Studies, American Studies
Minor(s): Dance
Internship Site: The White House Summer Internship Program

Kit Whiteman, '17
Hometown: Chatham, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship Site: Atlantic Health System at Overlook Hospital

Alana Wiljanen, '17
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): French
Internship Site: Firehouse Theatre

2015

Lydia Barnes, '16
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communication Studies<
Minor(s): Latin American/ Latino/ Iberian Studies
Internship Site: Telfair Museums

Joshua Blatt, '16
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL)
Internship Site: Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown

Hannah Cassatly, '16
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Healthcare Studies
Internship Site: South Shore Hospital, MA

Jordan Chavez, '16
Hometown: Southlake, TX
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Business Administration, Marketing
Internship Site: Nancy Lieberman Charities

Mary Egan, '16
Hometown: Sellersville, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Political Science
Internship Site:  Jude McMaster, Bucks County Court of Common Pleas, PA

Sara Fitzpatrick, '16
Hometown: Media, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Business Administration/ International Studies
Minor(s): Latin American/ Latino/ Iberian Studies
Internship Site: Women in International Trade Charitable Trust

Mariah Genis, '16
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Religious Studies
Minor(s): Arabic Studies/ Jewish Studies
Internship Site: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Hayley Gray-Hoehn, '17
Hometown: Brookfield, WI
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communication Studies
Internship Site: Duncan Group Entertainment

Diane Gremillion, '16
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): English
Internship Site: SoapBox Soaps

Oliver Lee, '16
Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and International Studies: World Politics/ Diplomacy
Minor(s): Latin American/Latino/Iberian Studies
Internship Site: The Hudson Institute

Matt Logan, '16
Hometown: Prairie Village, KS
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
Minor(s): Physics
Internship Site: Progressive Policy Institute

Nicole Marzziotti, '16
Hometown: Southport, CT
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Business Administration
Internship Site: Centro de Estudios Interamericanos (CEDEI)

Caitlin McCallister, '16
Hometown: Exton, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and American Studies
Internship Site: KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

Austin Shepherd, '16
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL)
Internship Site: Mentor Capital Network

Veerle Verhey, '17
Hometown: Netherlands
Major(s): Leadership Studies and International Studies: International Economics
Internship Site: Consulate General of The Kingdom of the Netherlands, FL

2014

Louise Andersson, '15
Hometown: Helsingborg, Sweden
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Business Administration (Management & Finance Concentrations)
Internship Site: Common Purpose U.K.

Anna Fetter, '15
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship Site: Youth Life Foundation of Richmond/Highland Park

Austin Gund, '15
Hometown: Washington, DC
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Criminal Justice
Internship Site: City of Richmond Police Department

Will Kelland, '15
Hometown: New York, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship Site: Scholars Latino Initiative

Hannah Leedle, '15
Hometown: Franklin, TN
Major(s): Leadership Studies and International Studies (World Politics/Diplomacy Concentration)
Internship Site: Communities in Schools of Richmond

Will Moss, '15
Hometown: Concord, MA
Major(s): Leadership Studies 
Minor(s): Latin American & Iberian Studies
Internship Site: Beyond Conflict

Matt Mullen, '15
Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship Site: Henrico County Division of Recreation & Parks

Makenna Pohle, '15
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Latin American & Iberian Studies
Internship Site: Youth Life Foundation of Richmond/Delmont Center

Aarti Reedy, '15
Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Economic Business (Management Concentration)
Internship Site: Aiddata/Kathmandu University School of Arts

Mollie Reese, '15
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): French
Internship Site: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Allison Siegel, '15
Hometown: Darlington, MD
Major(s): Leadership Studies and English
Internship Site: Science Museum of Virginia

Maddie Soskin, '15
Hometown: Hopkins, MN
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Chinese Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies, and Education & Society
Internship Site: DC Public Schools/Office of Out of School Time Programs

Sarah Steppacher, '15
Hometown: New Canaan, CT
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): French and Psychology
Internship Site: First Things First of Greater Richmond

Mattias Treu, '15
Hometown: Auburn Township, OH
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Music
Internship Site: Dogtown Dance Theatre

2013

Kristen Bailey, '14
Hometown: Randolph, NJ
Major(s): Environmental Studies & Leadership Studies
Internship: National Opinion Research Center

Taylor Barbarin, '14
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Higher Achievement, Richmond

Michael Blodgett, '14
Hometown: Millis, MA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Vizion Group

Travis Burr, '14
Hometown: Saint Peters, MO
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): History
Internship: The Future of Richmond's Past

Carlyn Covington, '14
Hometown: Newport News, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Law & the Liberal Arts; Healthcare & Society
Internship: American Heart Association

Mary Hampton Elam, '14
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Psychology
Minor(s): Latin American and Iberian Studies
Internship: NightLight International

Kelly Flanagan, '14
Hometown: Lawrenceville, NJ
Major(s): PPEL & Leadership Studies
Internship: Division of Law - New Jersey

Alyson Fraser, '14
Hometown: Roseland, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s):WGSS
Internship: Children's Defense Fund

Betty Holloway, '14
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s):Creative Writing
Internship: Creative Minds Publications

Haley Jones, '14
Hometown: Newark, DE
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): English
Internship: Biggs Museum of American Art

Ryan Lee, '14
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Major(s): Biology & Leadership Studies
Internship: Volunteers in Medicine

Kacie Lundy, '14
Hometown: Fort Leavenworth, KS
Major(s): Leadership Studies & International Studies
Internship: HALO Foundation

Jack Mahoney, '14
Hometown: Cockeyesville, MD
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Business Administration
Internship: Office of the Mayor, Seattle, WA

John McAuliff, '14
Hometown: Irvington, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: White House Intern Program

Matt Palmisano, '14
Hometown: West Caldwell, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies & PPEL (concentration in Economics)
Internship: New Jersey Governor's Office

Josh Pickell, '14
Hometown: Flemington, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Biology
Internship: Fort Peck Reservation

Celeste Reppond, '14
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Latin American and Iberian Studies
Minor(s): Arabic Studies
Internship: The Gray Haven Project

John Sobieski, '14
Hometown: Jackson, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Biology
Internship: Hackensack University Medical Center

John "Jackson" Taylor, '14
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Latin American and Iberian Studies
Internship: Tenwek Hospital, Kenya

2012

George Boston, '13
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Sociology
Internship: Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Metro Richmond
Work: Developed and facilitated a program to educate children about the importance of being active

Nikki Cannavo, '13
Hometown: Sandwich, MA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minors(s): Law & the Liberal Arts
Internship: Department of Homeland Security
Work: Crafted reports for the White House, wrote briefing materials and drafted press releases

Brian Cherry, '13
Hometown: East Lyme, CT
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Tim Kaine Senate Campaign
Work: Member of the digital mediat department; got an inside perspective into what dirves a major political campaign

Elizabeth Dedman, '13
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Political Science
Minors(s): Law & the Liberal Arts
Internship: Public Defender’s Office, 21st Judicial District of Tennessee
Work: Assisted the public defender and assistant public defenders, wrote briefs, assisted with trial preparation; got an inside look at practicing as an attorney before entering law school

Lucie Dufour, '13
Hometown: Harrison, NY
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Theatre Arts
Internship: Harlem RBI
Work: taught students reading and writing skills; raised self-esteem of children from diverse households

Joey Greener, '13
Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Political Science
Minor(s): Latin American & Iberian Studies
Internship: Campaign of Illinois Rep. Robert Dold
Work: Coordinated local events and was involved in the launch of a grassroots political strategy

Jordan Grubbs, '13
Hometown: Sandy Hook, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies and PPEL
Internship: Citizens Climate Lobby
Work: Prepared presentations and worked to increase the public's knowledge of climate change and increase support for alternative sources of energy

Blair Hennessy, '13
Hometown: Oakton, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Law & the Liberal Arts
Internship: Office of Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Work: Press intern

Lindsey Hudson, '14
Hometown: Chester Springs, PA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Tanzania Millennium Hands Foundation
Work: Analyzed hospital's efficiency and suggested improvements to maximize productivity with limited funds

Michelle Huneke, '13
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Sociology
Internship: District of Columbia Public School’s Urban Education Leaders Program
Work: Assisted with the preparation of training decks for school leadership and reconfigured operations within the department

Hannah Konowitz, '13
Hometown: Newton, MA
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Psychology
Internship: Newton, MA Police Department
Work: Collaborated with a foundation for women's safety, implemented a self-defense class and looked for patterns of crime

Joell Maisano, '13
Hometown: Munroe Falls, OH
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Latin American & Iberian Studies & Studio Art
Internship: Richmond Justice Initiative
Work: Planned events, raised awareness about human trafficking, assisted with communications

Randi Mansell, '13
Hometown: West Lebanon, NH
Major(s): Leadership Studies & French
Internship: La Croix-Rouge française
Work: Helped people navigate the system

Elizabeth McLean, '13
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Italian Studies
Internship: Mather Lifeways Institute on Education and Aging
Work: Education and research intern

Taylor Michaels, '13
Hometown: Metairie, LA
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Political Science
Internship: Governor’s Fellows Program
Work: Worked with the press department and secretary of administration

Nicole Olshan, '13
Hometown: Rumson, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Latin American & Iberian Studies
Internship: Commonwealth Catholic Charities/Refuge and Immigration Services
Work: Organized and implemented two summer youth programs for refugees and was the main ESL teacher

John Rivara, '13
Hometown: Hardwick, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies & History
Minor(s): Classical Civilization
Internship: Law and Economics Center at GMU School of Law
Work: Planned seminars and other varied responsibilities

Josiah Routhier, '13
Hometown: Chesterfield, VA
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Strategies to Elevate People
Work: Planned programs, tutored children and worked with community members

Julie Yermack, '13
Hometown: Montclair, NJ
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Political Science
Internship: Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Work: Worked on educating the public about a Transportation Reauthorization Bill

2011

Emily Black
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Rhetoric & Communication Studies
Internship: Leadership Scholars
Work: Developed a mentor training program for high school students

Adelaide Burton
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: World Pediatric Project
Work: Served as a patient advocate and organized a food drive
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Jessy Elphick
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Law and the Liberal Arts & Latin & Iberian Studies
Internship: Pencils of Promise and the Pencils of Promise Leadership Institute
Work: Part of the Community Engagement team and worked with special projects
Story

Caitlin Manak
Major(s:) Leadership Studies
Internship: Higher Achievement Academy
Work: Taught fifth and sixth grade social studies

Rebecca McAdams
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Biology
Internship: Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation
Work: Conducted research for the school on legistlation regarding children with special health care needs and on the organization, was a volunteer for the summer camp program and participated in school and camp activities

Kate Moriarty
Major(s): Leadership Studies & English
Minor(s): Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Internship: Lawhelp.org/NY
Work: Community outreach intern; gave presentations and conducted training sessions about the organization

Josie Senoga
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Psychology
Internship: A Fair World
Work: Helped to create a volunteer program and worked with community services groups and on marketing and communications

Kelsey Sherman
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Biology
Internship: Community Volunteers in Medicine
Work: Improved communication with patients and was in charge of two programs for the organization

Chelsea Weinberg
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Business Administration
Minor(s): Environmental Studies
Internship: Partners for Livable Communities
Work: Conducted research for the organization, assisted the president of the organization and helped with program development for projects

2010

Stephanie Belk
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Business Administration
Internship: ALSAC, an organization in Baton Rouge that raises funds for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
Work: A development associate; planned special events, coordinated and recruited volunteers, assisted with marketing and worked with donors and sponsors

Daniel Hebert
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Our School at Blair Grocery
Work: ENGAGE (Educational Network for Global and Grassroots Exchange) intern; developed educational programs for children and collaborated with members of the worldwide ENGAGE network.

Natasha Levanti
Major(s): Leadership Studies & International Studies
Internship: Community Youth Development in Sarasota
Story

Jennifer Loughnane
Major(s): Leadership Studies & History
Minor(s): Secondary Education
Internship: WorldTeach Namibia
Work: Promoted a new tech program and taught
Story

Laura Poatsy
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: National Kidney Foundation
Work: Worked on educational programs to inform the public of kidney-related diseases as well as healthy lifestyle and organ donor information and organized and assisted with special events to raise money for the foundation

Emily Prior
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s:): Business Administration & French
Internship: Tahirih Justice Center
Work: Public policy development and fundraising and marketing
Story

Kerrissa Richards
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Biology
Internship: YouthLife Foundation of Richmond
Work: Tutored and mentored two students and taught for the large group

Molly Schaefer
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Business Administration
Internship: Educational First Steps
Work: Worked with at-risk children age 5 and younger, conducted research and designed and implemented a training program for teachers

Sarah Wallace
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Business Administration
Internship: International Visitors Center (IVCC) of Chicago
Work: Planned itineraries, coordinated home stays, conducted research and assisted with events

Bridget Wiede
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): History
Internship: Family Services of Westchester
Work: Raised money and developed programs

2009

Gabbie Capriles
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Latin American & Iberian Studies
Internships: Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
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Maura Carr
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Saint James Christian Academy
Work: Planned and executed the Law and Leadership Summer Program that prepares young Muslim women to lead social change within their communities and reduce social injustice

Jessica Dowe
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Internship: Greenville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Division in South Carolina
Work: Planned programs and assisted with the application process
Story

Brittany Johnston
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
Internship: Wellspring Living
Work: Coordinated volunteers and supervised family visitations among other responsibilities

Emily Miller
Major(s): Leadership Studies and English
Internship: Feminist Majority Foundation
Work: Conducted research on single-sex public education in the United States and worked on reinvigorating the National Clinic Access Project by developing an efficient process for contacting clinics across the United States
Story

Danielle Mosher
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: MATCH Charter Public High School as well as American Community Schools of Athens, Greece
Work: At MATCH, she taught inner-city students, tutored students and assisted with the Summer Academy. For the second part of her internship with the American Community Schools, she helped lead the Summer Leadership Institute and assisted with the International Baccalaureate Program

Katherine Moyer
Major(s): Leadership Studies and History
Internship: Smithsonian Associates Regional Programs Department
Work: Served as the intern head of the ArtSmart program, coordinated speakers and program materials and acted as a liaison

2008

Christian Amendola
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: King/Robinson Magnet School
Work: Created a leadership training and mentoring program for students in the school

DeAnna Boyd
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Work: Conducted research and wrote an article about the experience of African Americans in the Postal Service

Margaret Deichman
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Starlight Children's Foundation in Sydney, Australia
Work: Planned and implemented Starlight events

Amanda Friend
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board
Work: Organized a career fair and worked with economically disadvantaged young adults and at-risk youth

Brian Holcomb
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver Gates Camp Program
Work: Served as a counselor/activity instructor and coordinator of the Great American Backyard Campout

Jennifer Huffman
Major(s): Leadership Studies and World Politics/Diplomacy
Internship: Karamah
Work: Aided the facilitation of the program, actively planning programs, recruiting speakers and organizing dialogue activities

Emily Nowlan
Major(s): Leadership Studies and World Politics/Diplomacy
Internship: Student World Assembly
Work: Worked with the Program Development and Growth team, which is responsible for securing the funding necessary to run the organization

Kendall Paine
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Medical Teams International
Work: Concentrated on MTI's domestic programs, particularly mobile dental clinics

2007

Allison DuVal
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Internship: Clincho Center of the Appalachian Women's Alliance (AWA)

Corrie Mixon
Major(s): Leadership Studies & History
Internship: Boaz & Ruth, in Richmond's troubled Highland Park neighborhood.
Work: Tackled systemic issues of prisoner reentry, recidivism, community revitalization and cultural isolation

2006

Katherine Connelly
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Internship: University of Pennsylvania's Morris Aboretem
Work: Assisted in the museum accreditation review by the American Association of Museums and development research

Jesse Kedy
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Business Administration
Internship: Connect Southside, a nonprofit-leadership development initiative through the ConnectNetwork
Work: Worked primarily with planning and development

Sara McGanity
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Spanish
Internship: San Antonio affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Work: Focused on the research on and evaluation of grant-giving practices

Nan Silkunas
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Internship: Churchill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT)
Work: Mentored and advised high school students in planning a summer enrichment program for elementary and middle school children

2005

Brittany Brown
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Philosophy
Internship: YMCA Bright Beginnings coordinator
Work: Was responsible for communication with corporate and organizational partners, effective marketing of the program, supervision and oversight of program participants and a volunteer staff of more than 600

Alyson Emrick
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Minor(s): Spanish
Internship: International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
Work: Learned about how IOCC has managed to maintain the lowest possible administrative overhead by using a grassroots approach to implement and carry out international humanitarian aid programs around the globe

Chris Gordon
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Spanish
Internship: Young Life in Costa Rica
Work: Coordinated service and camp development projects, tutored residents and served as a liaison between the community and missions teams

Matthew Lee
Major(s): Leadership Studies & Political Science
Internship: Virginia Holocaust Museum
Work: Responsible for the maintenance of its Web page and publication of its quarterly newsletter

Kathleen Muldoon
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Studio Art
Internship: Art Street Inc., a Boston-based nonprofit with a mission to further the integration of art and everyday life

2004

Zachariah Dorey-Stein
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Religion
Internship: Camp Leslie Marrowbone

Jillian Fasching
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Political Science
Internship: Bread for the World Institute

Kristen Habicht
Major(s): Leadership Studies and Sociology
Internship: Frafraha/Agape Children's Home in Accra, Ghana
Work: Taught English and reading and helped with administrative functions

Allison Kirk
Major(s): Leadership Studies
Minor(s): Biology and Pre-Med Student
Internship: CrossOver Ministry Health Center
Work: Worked with the physicians, nurses and staff to design a protocol of procedures for the center's four outreach sites

Katherine Lowell
Major(s): Leadership Studies and International Studies
Internship: Desmond Tutu Peace Center in South Africa
Work: Helped develop leadership programs for emerging leaders

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Room 123, Jepson Hall 
Office: (804) 287-6082
Fax: (804) 287-6062
E-mail: ksoderlu@richmond.edu

*Note: All majors are as listed at the time of the internship