Fellow News

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

Recent Fellow News

  • Valerie Brusilovsky

    Class of 2009
    Valerie Brusilovsky works as a Foreign Affairs Specialist at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). NNSA’s mission is to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation and reduce the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism around the world. The most difficult step in the development of an improved nuclear device is acquiring weapons-usable nuclear material. Within NNSA, Valerie works for the Office of Material Management and Minimization in the Nuclear Material Removal program. There, she is responsible for working with international partners and facilities to remove or dispose of excess highly enriched uranium (HEU) and plutonium, working to minimize, and when possible, eliminate weapons-usable nuclear material around the world.
  • Tenzin Thargay

    Class of 2016
    Tenzin graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and Chinese language and literature. Thargay served as undergraduate commencement speaker and received a Fulbright Scholarship ('18-'19). He will conduct research in Seoul, South Korea on energy policy and security with the Center for Energy Governance and Security at Hanyang University.
  • Trey Curran

    Class of 2016
    Trey Curran graduated in May 2018 with a dual-degree in Aerospace Engineering and Plan II Honors. This fall, he will be moving to Tucson, Arizona to work with Raytheon Missile Systems where he hopes to be able to create national security solutions through leveraging advanced technical knowledge against a firm foundation of historical and political foreign policy contexts.
  • Luke Zaro

    Class of 2015
    Luke is a Summer Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's D.C. office. He is a rising 3L at the University of Virginia School of Law. After his graduation from law school, he will clerk for one year on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
  • David Watkins

    Class of 2011
    David Watkins recently graduated with his MBA from the Lacy School of Business at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is currently serving as Director for Network Operations for the Indiana Small Business Development Center - an SBA resource partner with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. David primarily works in the areas of strategic planning, international trade & export assistance, and economic development.
  • Madeline Bauer

    Class of 2016
    Madeline Bauer is currently a Schwarzman Scholar and completing her Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Next year she will be working at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York City.
  • Ellen Beahm

    Class of 2017
    Ellen is working towards a Master of Public Policy at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She was thrilled to return to DC in summer 2018 as a State Department intern yet again.
  • Rebecca Braun

    Class of 2012
    Rebecca Braun is currently an Associate at Boston Consulting Group, collaborating on strategy projects across myriad industries including global health, aerospace, and technology as well as the public sector. Previously, she interned in the office of US Senator Chris Coons and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon (2013-‘15). She plans to go back to graduate school in the near term.
  • Elaine Li

    Class of 2014
    Elaine is pursuing her Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the University of Chicago with a focus on education and international development. She is also a USAID Donald M. Payne Fellow and will be joining the USAID Foreign Service upon graduation in June 2019. This summer she is assigned to the USAID Ethiopia Mission in Addis Ababa to work on issues pertaining to literacy and education in conflict zones.
  • Luis Calvo

    Class of 2017
    Luis Calvo will begin graduate school in the fall. He will be going for an MA in International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.