Fellow News

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

Recent Fellow News

  • Madison Cassell

    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.
  • 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.
  • Cameron Combs

    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.
  • Benji Schwartz

    Class of 2016
    Benji is working as the deputy communications director for the Tom Malinowski for Congress campaign, back in his home Congressional District in New Jersey. Coincidentally, Tom was the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor while Benji was an intern for DRL Office of Near Eastern Affairs.
  • Loully Saney

    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.
  • Sophia Henager

    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.
  • 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.
  • Abigail Sia

    Class of 2014
    Abigail Sia is working as a corporate paralegal in the Investment Funds group of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. This Fall, she will be starting law school at Fordham University School of Law in pursuit of a JD.
  • Evan Hill

    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.
  • Chris Harper

    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.