Karen Wong

Karen graduated in 2005 from Pomona College with a degree in psychology.  Her senior thesis examined the impact of positive stereotype expectations on academic performance of Cambodian American students.  She also edited for publication an assessment of a community health intervention within an immigrant community, created a best-practices guideline for … Read more

Amanda Wagner

Amanda, a native of southeastern Pennsylvania, is a 2005 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies.  She spent a semester in Sweden and another in Jamaica, where she conducted an independent study on the role of food and … Read more

Almas Sayeed

Before the Fellowship, Almas worked with the Kansas State Legislature and the state’s Child Protective Services agency developing state policy and legislation on the intersection between child maltreatment and domestic violence.  In 2003, she was a Fulbright Fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she worked with the European Commission … Read more

Samuel Raskin

Sam is a 2005 graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz with an independent major in regional development and social justice.  For his senior project he conducted research on small, immigrant-run grocery stores operating in low-income neighborhoods in his hometown of San Francisco, and wrote a thesis based … Read more

David Pope

David graduated with honors from Davidson College, where he majored in English.  He was elected junior class president, tutored special needs students, served as a camp counselor for disabled teenagers, and worked with Senator Fritz Hollings to support the shrimp industry in South Carolina.  In the last two years, David … Read more

Miles Patrie

Miles is a 2004 graduate of North Dakota State University, where he majored in anthropology and minored in political science.  He conducted research on traditional medicine and health care at an anthropological field school in Tanzania, interned for Congressman Earl Pomeroy in Washington, D.C., and was chosen as a delegate … Read more

Brett Murphy

Brett, originally from Oklahoma, graduated from Rice University in 2004 with a degree in history.  In college, he helped devise and implement a field study on the political socialization of young women; conducted research used in multiple books and articles on women in government; served as the captain of the … Read more

Rebekah Miller

Rebekah is a 2005 graduate of Rhodes College with a double major in political science and religious studies.  At Rhodes, she served in elected positions, built houses in Mexico, assisted low-income workers with legal advice, worked in the student-run soup kitchen, and wrote two senior theses on poverty-related issues.  Rebekah … Read more

Elizabeth McCarthy

Beth graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2005 with a degree in Social Studies and a certificate in Health Policy.  Her senior thesis examined how personal responsibility affects obesity policy in the United States. While interning at the Institute of Medicine, Beth collaborated on a paper published in the … Read more

Roshin Mathew

Roshin received her political science degree from Oregon’s Reed College in 2004 and taught English at a middle school in Japan for a year afterward.  She traveled extensively in Japan and South East Asia where she volunteered with homeless squatters in Osaka and recorded the stories of Khmer Rouge survivors … Read more

Matthew Lewis

Matt is a 2005 graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in history and minors in government and Japanese.  He worked as a policy analyst for the Vermont and New Hampshire Legislatures, where he completed a comparative analysis of No Child Left Behind policies in both states.  He also served … Read more

Joseph Lee

Joseph hails from western North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Duke University in 2004.  At Duke, he co-founded The Duke-Durham Hunger Alliance, which collects “left-over” meal points and converts them into food for the regional food bank.  He has worked and volunteered … Read more