Council of American Ambassadors Fellowship Alumni - Where are they now?
Recent Fellow News
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.
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.
Class of 2014
Chris Harper is pursuing his PhD in geophysics at the University of Oregon. He works with Josef Dufek whose research group focuses on modeling volcanic processes.
Class of 2015
Madison Cassell is currently on the fundraising team for Congresswoman Jacky Rosen's campaign for U.S. Senate in Nevada. She graduated from The University of Texas with a dual degree in Rhetoric & Writing and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures.
Class of 2014
Sophia is currently pursuing her JD at NYU School of Law and is working at the Legal Aid Society Criminal Appeals Bureau in Manhattan as a legal intern.
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.
Class of 2015
Loully Saney is currently serving as Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Politics and certificates in Near Eastern Studies and History & the Practice of Diplomacy.
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.
Class of 2006
Evan Hill is currently completing a master's degree at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, where he is concentrating in international security policy and conflict resolution. He served as a Harold W. Rosenthal Fellow in International Relations in the office of Senator Chris Murphy in the summer of 2018. Prior to beginning his studies at Columbia, Evan worked as a Middle East researcher with Human Rights Watch, based in Beirut, Lebanon, from 2014 to 2017. Evan previously worked as a journalist in the Middle East, where he covered the Arab Spring for Al Jazeera English. He has contributed to the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the Atlantic, the Economist and others. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and is professionally fluent in Arabic.
Class of 2011
Cameron Combs is enrolled in a dual MBA/MPP program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy. He is joining McKinsey & Co as a Summer Associate.