Fellow News

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

Recent Fellow News

  • Sammy Semwangu

    Class of 2005
    Samuel just completed in Bologna, Italy the first year of his two year M.A. degree program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Samuel will work in Washington, DC this summer as a consultant in the defense and technology sectors.
  • Amanda Licht, Ph.D.

    Class of 2004
    After serving for three years as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, Amanda Licht is now a tenure track Professor of International Relations and Political Methodolgy at the University of Binghamton (SUNY).
  • Jessica Bruce

    Class of 2007
    Jessica is currently living in London and working as an economist in Deloitte's UK-based Economic Consulting practice. Over the last year, Jessica's work has taken her to Nairobi, Istanbul, and Abu Dhabi, where she has worked on economic analysis of issues as diverse as the agricultural impact of local beer production and regulatory financial reporting of telecommunications operators. Her work focuses primarily on the media and telecommunications sectors.
  • Danielle L. Vermeer

    Class of 2010
    Danielle L. Vermeer is a corporate social responsibility and philanthropy strategist for the Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace and defense company. As a Strategy Analyst in the Global Corporate Citizenship division of Boeing, Danielle manages projects and conducts research and analysis to further the company's strategic efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen in the communities in which it works. Prior to Boeing, Danielle was a Senior Analyst at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy and social impact consulting firm that provides strategy, evaluation, and implementation services to foundations and philanthropists. Danielle is also a dedicated advocate for sustainability in supply chains particularly in the global fashion industry, and is the founder of a social enterprise that upcycles vintage clothing into modern, one-of-a-kind creations. Learn more and connect here: www.daniellelvermeer.com.
  • Valerie Brusilovsky

    Class of 2009
    Valerie Brusilovsky works at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). At NNSA, she works in the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation pillar, at the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). GTRI’s mission is to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials at civilian sites around the world that could be used by terrorists to make an improved nuclear device or radiological dispersal device. Under GTRI, she is the Russian Program Manager lead for the Conversion Program. The Conversion Program works to convert civilian research reactors and isotope production facilities from the use of Highly Enriched Uranium to Low Enriched Uranium.
  • Elizabeth Skurdahl

    Class of 2010
    Elizabeth is serves as a volunteer Teacher through a program called WorldTeach in a small village in rural Namibia, Africa. She teaches English, Arts, and Library Sciences to grades 5, 6, and 7. She will be in Namibia for a full calendar year and will return to the states in December 2014.
  • Andrew Detsch V

    Class of 2012
    Andrew Detsch V will be graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Elliott School at the George Washington University in May 2013 with a Bachelor’s in International Affairs. He plans to spend the summer traveling across the Asia-Pacific. Next year, Andrew hopes to teach English in Japan and pursue a Fulbright scholarship in the near future.
  • Gabriella Krohmal

    Class of 2010
    Gabriella Krohmal is currently enrolled in a master’s program at American University’s School of International Service (SIS). She is studying International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in negotiation.
  • Ohnmar Khin

    Class of 2007
    Ohnmar Khin is currently finishing up her Master’s in Public Health Degree at UC Berkeley. She is applying to medical schools and MBA programs for next year.
  • Amanda Wernicke

    Class of 2010
    Amanda Wernicke was promoted in January 2013 to Consultant at the Advisory Board Company. She’s enjoying her new role with the Student Success Collaborative, a web-based platform that uses data analytics and predictive modeling to aid undergraduate student advising, retention, and graduation.