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.

  • 2020

    Ana Paula Alvarado, ’21
    Hometown: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Commications Studies, Minor: Education and Society
    Internship Site: American School of Tegucigalpa

    Jesse Amankwaah, ’21
    Hometown: Ewing, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Zenith Wealth Partners

    Nora Apt, ’21
    Hometown: McLean, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Healthcare Studies
    Internship Site: Truth Initiative

    Rong Bao, ’21
    Hometown: Beijing, China
    Major: Leadership Studies and Geography
    Internship Site: Asia Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

    Alexandra Beran, ’21
    Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Italian Studies and Chemistry
    Internship Site: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Annie Buenaventura, ’21
    Hometown: Hartford, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and Computer Science, Minor: Mathematics
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Nathan Burns, ’21
    Hometown: Newtown, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies and French, Minor: English
    Internship Site: Fieldstone Leadership Network

    Claire Conslato, ’21
    Hometown: Lancaster, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
    Internship Site: Asurest

    Kendall Crispin, ’21
    Hometown: Northbrook, IL
    Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, and Leadership Studies, Minor: Psychology
    Internship Site: Law Office of Haytham Faraj

    Juliana Dreyfuss, ’21
    Hometown: New York, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communications Studies
    Internship Site: Mahony Dagman, Inc.

    Camille Edwards, ’21
    Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Neighborhood Rescue of America

    Julia Feron, ’21
    Hometown: Garden City, NY
    Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Northern Virginia Capital Defender Office

    Jack Gillies, ’21
    Hometown: Fairfax, VA
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Sal Girma, ’21
    Hometown: Burtonsville, MD
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Ethiopian Community Council

    Keeley Harris, ’21
    Hometown: Brookhaven, GA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Religious Studies, Minor: Environmental Studies
    Internship Site: Trinity Presbyterian Church

    Adrienne Haynes, ’21
    Hometown: Asheville, NC
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Entrepreneurship and Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Asheville Eye Associates

    Jenny Kramer, ’21
    Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Antrim Grace Solutions

    Haley Levesque, ’21
    Hometown: Sudbury, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Allied Global Marketing

    Annalise Mangone, ’21
    Hometown: Asheville, NC
    Major: Anthropology and Leadership Studies, Minor: Linguistics
    Internship Site: Center for Bioethics & Health Law

    Lindsay Pett, ’21
    Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Healthcare Studies, Minor: Biology
    Internship Site: Department of Public Health University of Copenhagen

    Tatum Polite, ’21
    Hometown: Mill Valley, CA
    Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Charlotte Pratt, ’21
    Hometown: New Canaan, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and HealthCare Studies
    Internship Site: Voices of September 11th (Voices)

    Kayla Saltzman, ’21
    Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: Mental Health Association of Monmouth County

    Renata Stankowska, ’21
    Hometown: Ewing, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Education and Society, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: Princeton University Preparatory Program

    Andrew Talcott, ’21
    Hometown: Westwood, MA
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    TJ Tann, ’21
    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: American Studies
    Internship Site: West Philadelphia Alliance for Children

    Emily Trumble, ’21
    Hometown: Granger, IN
    Major: Leadership Studies, and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, Minor: Art History
    Internship Site: Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

    Will Walker, ’21
    Hometown: Winnfield, LA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: Academic Writers Studio

     

     

  • 2019

    Michael “Logan” Blake, ’20
    Hometown: Appomattox, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Entrepreneurship
    Internship Site: Law Office of Roger Stough, Appomattox, Va.

    Bridget Bodley, ’20
    Hometown: Catonsville, MD
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Love Thy Neighborhood/Shawnee Christian Healthcare Center, Louisville, Ky.

    Sarah Clayton, ’20
    Hometown: New Canaan, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and French, Minor: English
    Internship Site: Voices of September 11th, New Canaan, Conn.

    Ayele d’Almeida, ’20
    Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Common Purpose UK, London, England

    Erika Echternach, ’20
    Hometown: Lititz, PA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Journalism, Minor: Creative Writing
    Internship Site: East-West Ministries International, Plano, Texas, and Sidoarjo, Indonesia

    Eliana Fleischer, ’20
    Hometown: Chicago, IL
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science, Minor: Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: Jezic & Moyse, LLC, Wheaton, Md.

    Olivia Folger, ’20
    Hometown: New York, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Global Studies, Minor: French
    Internship Site: African Impact, Livingstone, Zambia

    Connor Frascati, ’20
    Hometown: Staten Island, New York
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: The Office of Congressman Max Rose, Staten Island, NY

    Aaron Gano, ’20
    Hometown: Bethlehem, GA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Computer Science
    Internship Site: Monster Worldwide, Inc., Weston, Mass.

    Rachael Glackin, ’20
    Hometown: Greenlawn, New York
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies, Minor: Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Demonstrate PR, New York, N.Y.

    Emma Henderson, ’20
    Hometown: Newton, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Economics A&S, Minor: Chinese Studies
    Internship Site: Kingsley Pines Camp, Raymond, Maine

    Jaide Hinds-Clarke, ’20
    Hometown: Westwood, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Sociology
    Internship Site: Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Richmond, Va.

    Taylor Hoogsteden, ’20
    Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minor: Education & Society and Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: 2019 Virginia Governor’s Office Fellows Program, Richmond, Va.

    Lauren Ilsley, ’20
    Hometown: Lexington, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and American Studies, Minor: Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Vaudeville Ventures, New York, N.Y.

    Samantha Jaeger, ’20
    Hometown: Matawan, NJ
    Major: Leadership Studies and Economics A&S
    Internship Site: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of Kathleen Rice, Washington, D.C.

    Paige Jordan, ’20
    Hometown: Garden City, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law Program (PPEL)
    Internship Site: Law Offices of Devon M. Radlin, New York, N.Y.

    Alex Kirk, ’20
    Hometown: Long Beach, CA
    Major: Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Washington, D.C.

    Grace Lynch, ’20
    Hometown: Wilton, CT
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology, Minor: Biology
    Internship Site: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond, Richmond, Va.

    Abby Lyons, ’20
    Hometown: Brookfield, WI
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Lowe, Brockenbrough & Company, Richmond, Va.

    Kate McCarthy, ’20
    Hometown: Albany, NY
    Major: Leadership Studies and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: Virginia Supportive Housing, Richmond, Va.

    Sara Milano, ’20
    Hometown: Bedford, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Orleans Public Defenders, New Orleans, La.

    Emma Nash, ’20
    Hometown: Midlothian, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: World Pediatric Project, Richmond, Va.

    Jane “Tilley” Neuhoff, ’20
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Major: Leadership Studies and Education & Society
    Internship Site: Avail/Team Excel, Glen Allen, Va. and Richmond, Va.

    Claire Noppenberger, ’20
    Hometown: Catonsville, MD
    Major: Rhetoric & Communication Studies and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: The American Civil War Museum, Richmond, Va.

    JT Ohlmann, ’20
    Hometown: Manhasset, NY
    Major: Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Office of the Nassau County Comptroller, Mineola, N.Y.

    Cassidy Poole, ’20
    Hometown: Andover, MA
    Major: Leadership Studies and History
    Internship Site: Donovan Hatem LLP, Boston, Mass.

    Jermaine Darius Reynolds, ’20
    Hometown: Yorktown, VA
    Major: Leadership Studies, Minors: Journalism and Environmental Studies
    Internship Site: Biocom Institute, San Diego, Calif.

    Torey-Bates Samuel, ’20
    Hometown: Briston, TN
    Major: Leadership Studies and Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Holston Medical Group, Kingsport, Tenn.

    Jamie Tyler, ’20
    Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Major: Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, Bozeman, Mont.

    Lina Tori-Jan, ’20
    Hometown: Kingston, PA
    Major: Leadership and Political Science
    Internship Site: Women for Women International, Washington, D.C.

    Mehreen Usman, ’20
    Hometown: Leawood, Kansas
    Major: Leadership Studies and Economics
    Internship Site: Fulkerson Kennedy & Company, Washington, D.C.

    Megan Wiora, ’20
    Hometown: Dallas, TX
    Major: Leadership Studies and Rhetoric & Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Fulkerson Kennedy & Company, Washington, D.C.

  • 2018

    Colby Alvino, ’19
    Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Journalism
    Internship Site: Charlotte Observer

    Maddie Bright, ’19
    Hometown: Redondo Beach, Calif.
    Major(s):Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: City of Paolo Verdes Estates

    Bella Dimarco, ’19
    Hometown: Malvern, Pa.
    Major(s):Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: Higher Achievement

    Ashley Gross, ’19
    Hometown: Hudson, Wis.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Mathematics
    Internship Site: Olé Football Academy

    Max Hakanson, ’19
    Hometown: Jericho, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Health Care Studies
    Internship Site: Cavi Consulting

    Jamie Katz, ’19
    Hometown: Montgomery, Md.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: Pippi House Foundation-Viva Tanzania

    Jeanette Lam, ’19
    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Journalism
    Internship Site: No Mad Production

    Kiyano Madoo, ’19
    Hometown: New York, N.Y.
    Major(s): Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: University of Richmond

    Caroline Noonan, ’19
    Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and English
    Internship Site: SimpsonScarborough

    Sasha Ongley, ’19
    Hometown: Newfield, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: CESAL

    Katherine Patetta, ’19
    Hometown: Cary, N.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and IS: International Economics
    Internship Site: The Broad

    Olivia Pivirotto, ’19
    Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Tuckernuck

    Matt Quinn, ’19
    Hometown: White Plains, N.Y.
    Major(s): Business Administration and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Fresh Bowl

    Erin Sorady, ’19
    Hometown: Troy, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership and Anthropology
    Internship Site: ALSAC/St. Jude

    Emily Stubblefield, ’19
    Hometown: Richmond, Va.
    Major(s): PPEL and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Jezic & Moyse, LLC

    Emma Thomas, ’19
    Hometown: Glenville, Ill.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Internship Site: TaketheFight

    Julia Wall, ’19
    Hometown: Chesnee, S.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Democratic Party of Virginia

    Madeline Ward ’19
    Hometown: Barrington, R.I.
    Major(s): Psychology and Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Rhode Island Hospital Psychiatry

    Emily (Emme) Wells, ’19
    Hometown: Ridgeland, Miss.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Political Science
    Internship Site: Mississippi Department of Archives & History

    Brooke Willemstyn, ’19
    Hometown: Little Silver, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Impact Makers

    Tyler York, ’19
    Hometown: Hampton, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and PPEL
    Internship Site: McGuireWoods Consulting

  • 2017

    Jessica Bishop, ’18
    Hometown: South Plainfield, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Sky Blue FC

    Leland Damron, ’18
    Hometown: Winchester, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Mathematical Economics
    Internship Site: Mount Meru District Hospital

    Eloise Dimase-Nordling, ’18
    Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, Calif.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Psychology
    Internship Site: The Wilson Center

    Natalie Dowzicky, ’18
    Hometown: Collegeville, Pa.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Latin American, Latino & Iberian Studies; Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: D.C. Office of Senator Patrick Toomey

    Timothy Feyrer, ’18
    Hometown: Garden City, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Rhetoric & Communication Studies
    Internship Site: Garden City Community Church and Hope Church

    Dave Fishman, ’18
    Hometown: Lexington, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies: Political Science
    Internship Site: U.S. House of Rep. – Joe Kennedy III

    Devon Flinn, ’18
    Hometown: New Vernon, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Journalism
    Minor(s): Law & the Liberal Arts
    Internship Site: MassChallenge

    Sean Frey, ’18
    Hometown: Hellam, Pa.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Law & the Liberal Arts; Mathematics
    Internship Site: Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services

    Courtney Grubbs-Donovan, ’18
    Hometown: North Dartmouth, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Latin American Latino & Iberian Studies
    Minor(s): Health Care Studies
    Internship Site: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Jonathan Hayes, ’18
    Hometown: McVeytown, Pa.
    Major(s): Political Science
    Minor(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Log Cabin Republicans

    Cady Hoffman, ’18
    Hometown: Clarence, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Political Science
    Internship Site: American Enterprise Institute

    Patrick Hughes, ’18
    Hometown: Bow, N.H.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Philosophy/Politics/Economics & Law
    Concentration: PPEL: Economics
    Internship Site: Clark Capital Management Group

    Maggie Johnson, ’18
    Hometown: Vienna, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Religious Studies
    Internship Site: DC Central Kitchen/ The Campus Kitchens Project

    Collin Kavanaugh, ’18
    Hometown: East Hampton, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: The Advance Group

    Ben Krechevsky, ’18
    Hometown: Wellesley Hills, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: MassChallenge

    Andrew Lafortezza, ’18
    Hometown: Chappaqua, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Bryce Reeves Campaign for Lt. Governor of Virginia

    Jacob Litt, ’18
    Hometown: Ridgefield, Conn.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Music: General
    Minor(s): Journalism
    Internship Site: Summer Theatre of New Canaan

    Madison Martinez, ’18
    Hometown: Van Nuys, Calif.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; English
    Minor(s): Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies
    Internship Site: IMAGINE Entertainment

    Kevin Martinez, ’18
    Hometown: Naples, Fla.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies; Political Science; Latin American Latino& Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

    Alexa Rennie, ’18
    Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Health Care Studies
    Internship Site: Hope Church

    Alexander Stern, ’18
    Hometown: Summit, N.J.
    Major(s): Business Administration; Leadership Studies
    Concentration: Finance
    Internship Site: Catalina Beach Club

    Dalton Tuggle, ’18
    Hometown: Spring Lake, Mich.
    Major(s): Psychology; Leadership Studies; Latin American Latino& Iberian Studies
    Internship Site: Brigham and Woman’s Hospital

    Josh Young, ’17
    Hometown: Richmond, Va.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Arabic Studies
    Internship Site: AMIDEAST Education Abroad Morocco

  • 2016

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

    Sarah Abel, ’17
    Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
    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, N.Y.
    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, S.C.
    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, N.Y.
    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, Conn.
    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, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies, IS: World Politics/Diplomacy
    Internship Site: Congressional Hunger Center

    Emily Vogt, ’17
    Hometown: Mount Pleasant, S.C.
    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, Mass.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies, American Studies
    Minor(s): Dance
    Internship Site: The White House Summer Internship Program

    Kit Whiteman, ’17
    Hometown: Chatham, N.J.
    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, Fla.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Healthcare Studies
    Internship Site: South Shore Hospital, MA

    Jordan Chavez, ’16
    Hometown: Southlake, Texas
    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, N.Y.
    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, Wis.
    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, Kan.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies and Psychology
    Minor(s): Physics
    Internship Site: Progressive Policy Institute

    Nicole Marzziotti, ’16
    Hometown: Southport, Conn.
    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, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Youth Life Foundation of Richmond/Highland Park

    Austin Gund, ’15
    Hometown: Washington, D.C.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Criminal Justice
    Internship Site: City of Richmond Police Department

    Will Kelland, ’15
    Hometown: New York, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship Site: Scholars Latino Initiative

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

    Will Moss, ’15
    Hometown: Concord, Mass.
    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, Ariz.
    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, Minn.
    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, Conn.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): French and Psychology
    Internship Site: First Things First of Greater Richmond

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

  • 2013

    Kristen Bailey, ’14
    Hometown: Randolph, N.J.
    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, Mass.
    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, Tenn.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies & Psychology
    Minor(s): Latin American and Iberian Studies
    Internship: NightLight International

    Kelly Flanagan, ’14
    Hometown: Lawrenceville, N.J.
    Major(s): PPEL & Leadership Studies
    Internship: Division of Law - New Jersey

    Alyson Fraser, ’14
    Hometown: Roseland, N.J.
    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, Del.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): English
    Internship: Biggs Museum of American Art

    Ryan Lee, ’14
    Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
    Major(s): Biology & Leadership Studies
    Internship: Volunteers in Medicine

    Kacie Lundy, ’14
    Hometown: Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
    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, N.Y.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Internship: White House Intern Program

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

    Josh Pickell, ’14
    Hometown: Flemington, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies & Biology
    Internship: Fort Peck Reservation

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

    John Sobieski, ’14
    Hometown: Jackson, N.J.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies
    Minor(s): Biology
    Internship: Hackensack University Medical Center

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

  • 2012

    George Boston, ’13
    Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
    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, Mass.
    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, Conn.
    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, Tenn.
    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, N.Y.
    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, Ill.
    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, Mass.
    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, Ohio
    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, N.H.
    Major(s): Leadership Studies & French
    Internship: La Croix-Rouge française
    Work: Helped people navigate the system

    Elizabeth McLean, ’13
    Hometown: Wilmette, Ill.
    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, N.J.
    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, N.J.
    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, N.J.
    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
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    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
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    Jennifer Loughnane
    Major(s): Leadership Studies & History
    Minor(s): Secondary Education
    Internship: WorldTeach Namibia
    Work: Promoted a new tech program and taught
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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