Council of American Ambassadors Fellowship Alumni - Where are they now?
Recent Fellow News
Class of 2011
Currently David Watkins is working as a Program Advisor for the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University. As part of his job, he advises students on academics and programs available around the world and works collaboratively with overseas staff and universities in student services as well as innovative new programs. While he is gaining valuable experience in this international work environment, David is actively engaged in exploring graduate school options and job opportunities that better complement his background and career aspirations, particularly in Middle Eastern affairs, international security, and international relations.
Class of 2006
After graduating with a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University in May, Meghan Mahoney started a position as a Policy Associate with the Policy Group of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. J-PAL, a research institute based in MIT’s Department of Economics, is a network of affiliated professors who are united in their use of randomized control trials to evaluate programs aimed at alleviating poverty around the world. As a Policy Associate, Meghan works to encourage the use of rigorous evidence in anti-poverty policies and to disseminate the results of these evaluations by producing policy publications, conducting outreach surrounding existing evidence and key open questions, and conducting cost-effectiveness analysis.
Class of 2006
Aisha Sabar continues to work at the US State Department at the United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN). At the US Mission, Aisha is part of a team, led by Ambassador Susan Rice and Ambassador Joseph Torsella, that oversees matters related to the UN budget, UN management reform efforts, and UN peacekeeping missions. Aisha is also obtaining an MBA at Columbia University, Class of 2014.
Class of 2005
David Little is uniquely positioned in a firm and area of corporate law which combines his litigation experience and MBA training to give him a competitive edge in a very technical field. Mentoring within his firm has resulted in exciting opportunities over the next year to submit articles for publication in various professional journals and to pursue leadership roles within the bar association of his practice area.
Class of 2008
David Koken is still working/living in Cambodia as an operations specialist for Kiva (www.kiva.org) where he helps to support or develop credit programs with microfinance institutions and social enterprises in the Southeast Asia region.