Fellow News

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

Recent Fellow News

  • 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.
  • Shelby Thompson

    Class of 2015
    Shelby Thompson is currently a Program Analyst for the defense contractor, JRC Integrated Systems, INC. Shelby has spent the last year providing support for the construction and testing of the new COLUMBIA class of submarines. Following her fellowship in 2015, Shelby completed an M.A. in Political Science from Virginia Tech.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lara Porter

    Class of 2013
    Lara Porter is an equities sales trader in Electronic Trading at UBS with a focus on clients with quantitative strategies. She is also on the Microfinance Council - Fundraising Committee for Accion East. She graduated from the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Hunter in 2015 with an MA in Economics.
  • Josh Rubin

    Class of 2013
    Congratulations to Josh Rubin who will begin Yale Law School in the Fall 2017.
  • Anna Boadwee

    Class of 2014
    Anna Boadwee is currently serving in the Peace Corps in Malawi. She is an NGO Advising Volunteer in the health sector.
  • Stephen M. Jones

    Class of 2012
    Stephen M. Jones graduated with a Masters in Economics from George Mason University under fellowship from the Mercatus Center. He will be employed at the Volpe National Transportation Center in Cambridge, MA as an Economist. He plans on eventually pursuing a PhD in Economics, Politics, or Political Economy and continuing his research interests in African institutions and American Regulatory Processes.
  • James Madsen

    Class of 2006
    James Madsen is a Partner at Orton Development, a value-add real estate development firm specializing in urban rehabilitation and redevelopment projects, with a focus on large-scale and historic properties. Current projects include the 330,000 square foot Bethlehem Steel complex in San Francisco, and the 150,000 square foot Henry J Kaiser Convention Center in Oakland.
  • Courtney Ready

    Class of 2013
    Courtney Ready is currently Project Manager of The Overton Project, an initiative focused on recruiting innovative social sector organizations to Birmingham, Alabama. She focuses on capacity building in education and workforce development. She graduated from Duke University with degrees in Economics and Public Policy.