Fellow News

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

Recent Fellow News

  • Samuel Magaram

    Class of 2011
    Samuel Magaram is currently working as an Associate in Corporate Strategy at Capital One, an internal strategy consulting group.
  • Christian Allen

    Class of 2013
    This summer, Christian Allen will be going to China to participate in the State Department's Critical Language Scholarship program. After that, he will be spending 11 months in Taiwan as part of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program.
  • Sammy Semwangu

    Class of 2005
    Samuel just completed in Bologna, Italy the first year of his two year M.A. degree program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Samuel will work in Washington, DC this summer as a consultant in the defense and technology sectors.
  • Amanda Licht, Ph.D.

    Class of 2004
    After serving for three years as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina, Amanda Licht is now a tenure track Professor of International Relations and Political Methodolgy at the University of Binghamton (SUNY).
  • Jessica Bruce

    Class of 2007
    Jessica is currently living in London and working as an economist in Deloitte's UK-based Economic Consulting practice. Over the last year, Jessica's work has taken her to Nairobi, Istanbul, and Abu Dhabi, where she has worked on economic analysis of issues as diverse as the agricultural impact of local beer production and regulatory financial reporting of telecommunications operators. Her work focuses primarily on the media and telecommunications sectors.
  • Danielle L. Vermeer

    Class of 2010
    Danielle L. Vermeer is a corporate social responsibility and philanthropy strategist for the Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace and defense company. As a Strategy Analyst in the Global Corporate Citizenship division of Boeing, Danielle manages projects and conducts research and analysis to further the company's strategic efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen in the communities in which it works. Prior to Boeing, Danielle was a Senior Analyst at Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy and social impact consulting firm that provides strategy, evaluation, and implementation services to foundations and philanthropists. Danielle is also a dedicated advocate for sustainability in supply chains particularly in the global fashion industry, and is the founder of a social enterprise that upcycles vintage clothing into modern, one-of-a-kind creations. Learn more and connect here: www.daniellelvermeer.com.
  • Valerie Brusilovsky

    Class of 2009
    Valerie Brusilovsky works at the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA). At NNSA, she works in the Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation pillar, at the Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI). GTRI’s mission is to reduce and protect vulnerable nuclear and radiological materials at civilian sites around the world that could be used by terrorists to make an improved nuclear device or radiological dispersal device. Under GTRI, she is the Russian Program Manager lead for the Conversion Program. The Conversion Program works to convert civilian research reactors and isotope production facilities from the use of Highly Enriched Uranium to Low Enriched Uranium.
  • Elizabeth Skurdahl

    Class of 2010
    Elizabeth is serves as a volunteer Teacher through a program called WorldTeach in a small village in rural Namibia, Africa. She teaches English, Arts, and Library Sciences to grades 5, 6, and 7. She will be in Namibia for a full calendar year and will return to the states in December 2014.
  • Amanda Wernicke

    Class of 2010
    Amanda Wernicke was promoted in January 2013 to Consultant at the Advisory Board Company. She’s enjoying her new role with the Student Success Collaborative, a web-based platform that uses data analytics and predictive modeling to aid undergraduate student advising, retention, and graduation.
  • David Little

    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.