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Harold M. Schulweis University Fellows

We are seeking our next cohort of fellows for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. View the application here.

Interested? Give us a heads up by filling out this form.

Program Overview:

Through the generosity of the Harold M. Schulweis Institute, Jewish World Watch was able to launch an exciting program to mobilize university campuses nationwide. The University Fellows work with JWW staff to train on policy objectives aimed at changing the situation in nations experiencing genocide and mass atrocities.  With significant support from JWW staff in their organizing efforts, fellows execute programming designed to educate and engage  fellow students and community members with a call to action. Each fellow also works with other students to develop new ideas for on-campus actions. Fellows become the on-campus representative of JWW, our bridge to their college communities.

2012-2013 Cohort:

 
Eitan Arom
University of California: Los Angeles
 

Eitan is a third-year student in Mathematics/Economics at UCLA and a journalist with the Daily Bruin. Los Angeles born and bred, he was editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper and now writes weekly columns for the Bruin. He is also involved in the Hillel at his campus, where he holds a fellowship with Repair the World. He is well read in evolutionary biology and plays the saxophone on occasion. After graduating, Eitan plans on pursuing a doctorate in economics and game theory.

 
Henry Kudzanai Dambanemuya
DePauw University
 

Henry Dambanemuya is a senior Computer Science and Conflict Studies double major at the DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. Henry’s academic interests are in software engineering for human security and development. On campus, he is an Honors Scholar, a Liberty Mutual Responsible Scholars Ambassador, and a Hillman Student Intern at the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics.

Henry will spend his senior year doing Honor Scholar research on “Early Warning Systems for Civilian Protection in (Un)Civil Wars.” In the spring, he will be researching his Conflict Studies thesis on “Conflict Minerals: The Complexities of Supply Chain Approaches and Consumer Boycotts.”  During his spare time, he volunteers for the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, a Canadian based International NGO building an effective early warning system for genocide prevention worldwide.

Henry was born and raised in Nyanga, Zimbabwe. He looks forward to working with JWW to raise awareness and the political will to confront crimes against humanity through programming educational events with a call to action.

 

 
Stephanie Feder
Emory University
 

Stephanie Feder is junior at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia studying Psychology and Mathematics. She is also interested in dance, tennis, and music. She is from Santa Monica, California, and lived in London, England for three years while she was in high school. Stephanie became involved with JWW in the summer of 2012 where she worked as the development intern and became very familiar with the intricacies of the non-profit organization and more specifically the grant-making process. In addition to working as a University Fellow this year, she is an Orientation Leader, helping new students transition into life in college, a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, and the treasurer of the Student Shadows Organization on campus, encouraging high school students in the low income Atlanta areas to seriously consider a college education. Stephanie is very involved on campus, giving her many opportunities to engage a wide range of students in the fight against genocide.  

 
Alexander Fullman
University of Southern California
 

Alexander Fullman studies Political Science at the University of Southern California (B.A, 2013). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the USC Journal of Law and Society and Past President of the USC Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society. Alex was also a 2011-2012 Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Alex’s primary academic interests are constitutional law, the Supreme Court, election law, and campaign finance. He has received grants to research the Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and his work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Undergraduate Law Review, The Fellows Review, and the Journal of Law and Society. Alex is from Malibu, California and attends synagogue at Valley Beth Shalom. He enjoys traveling with his family, and has been to all seven continents. Over the course of his travels to countries like Madagascar, Kenya, and Vietnam, he has gained an appreciation for the world and the human condition. Alex looks forward to working with Jewish World Watch to increase awareness of the evils of genocide and mass atrocities and motivate students at the USC campus to get involved and make a difference.  

 
Maddi Pariser
American University
 

Maddi Pariser is a freshman studying journalism and international relations at American University. Her main academic interests include journalism, both broadcast and print, foreign policy, and women studies. She first became involved with JWW when she was in the seventh grade because her youth group, KTTY (Kol Tikvah Temple Youth Group), created a walk team for the 2007 Walk to End Genocide. In addition to being a JWW University Fellow, she is also the Student Government Beat Reporter for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Eagle. Maddi is from Calabasas, California so she misses the beach; however, she is thrilled to be living in Washington D.C. She is confident that the American University student body is as passionate as she is when it comes to ending the atrocities of genocide and is excited to see the amazing outcome of a productive year.  

 
Stacie Schwartz
Loyola Marymount University
 

My name is Stacie Schwartz and I am a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University. Drawing on my skills as an English major and Film Studies minor, my ultimate goal is to become a film critic. On campus I am involved with Delta Zeta sorority where I have taken on the role of fundraising chair. I have also chaired a couple of events for Hillel and had the pleasure of participating in Birthright with them last winter. I am extremely excited to be working with JWW!  

 
Stephanie Weinfeld
Cal State Fullerton
 

Hi! I’m Stephanie Weinfeld and I am freshman at California State University of Fullerton.  I have been working with Jewish World Watch since my Bat Mitzvah when I turned 13.  Ever since participating in a potholder activity with the Solar Cooker Project, Jewish World Watch has been a huge part of my life.  I have helped organize the Orange County Walk to End Genocide and always bring a team out to show support for all the work JWW accomplishes.  On campus I am involved in Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Hillel.   I am so excited to get the chance to bring Jewish World Watch onto campus and work so closely with such a great cause!

 

2011-2012 Cohort:

 

 
Zahra Baitie
Yale University
 
Zahra Baitie, born in London but raised in Ghana in a mixed Arab and Ghanaian household, is a pan-African-at-heart  sophomore in Calhoun.  She is currently undeclared, but, if all goes according to plan, Zahra will be a Global Affairs and African Studies double major.  Heavily involved with the African community, Zahra is the Political Chair of the Yale African Students Association and President for the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development. She dedicates her time to organizing a conference on Africa scheduled for Spring of 2011.  This exciting event will engage African diaspora students in 1) discussing the issues relating to their continent and 2) advocating for the Congo. Zahra also writes and blogs for Afrika Now and the Globalist, as well as volunteers for the Yale Refugee Project.  Her experiences with victims of war and child soldiers and her study of various genocides and conflict spurred a passion for advocacy and genocide and ethnic conflict prevention.  In 2010, Zahra won the  Zonta International’s Young Woman in Public Affairs award. Zahra has a love for languages and has spent the last two years earnestly studying Chinese.  When not studying or working, she cooks, watches Disney movies and hangs with friends.
 
Alexander Fullman
University of Southern California
 
Alex Fullman studies Political Science and Communication at the University of Southern California (B.A, 2013). He is the President of the USC Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society and the Editor-in-Chief of the USC Journal of Law and Society. Alex is also a 2011-2012 Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress.
Alex’s primary academic interests are constitutional law, the Supreme Court, political science, campaign finance, and communication. He has received grants to research the Supreme Court’s campaign finance ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and he is currently researching Barack Obama’s use of charisma and social media to attract donations to his 2008 campaign for the presidency. Alex is from Encino, California and attends synagogue at Valley Beth Shalom. He enjoys traveling with his family, and has been to all seven continents. Over the course of his travels to countries like Madagascar, Kenya, and Vietnam, he has gained an appreciation for the world and the human condition. Alex looks forward to working with Jewish World Watch to increase awareness of the evils of genocide and mass atrocities and motivate students at the USC campus to get involved and make a difference.
 
Katie Joy Hoselton
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 
Hi, I’m Katie Hoselton, and I am a second year Political Science major at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I got involved with JWW through a club in high school and am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the organization again and bring their message to my campus.  With a concentration in Global Politics and a minor in French, I have a passion for all things international, particularly peace and conflict resolution.  I’m on the Cal Poly’s Model UN team, which has taught me so much about the process of international diplomacy. Genocide prevention is something I believe demands immediate action, which is why I feel so strongly about bringing the message of Jewish World Watch to San Luis Obispo. When I’m not studying, you’ll probably find me dancing or playing soccer.
 
Siobhan Kelley
Clark University
 
Siobhan, originally from Williston, VT, is a senior International Development and Social Change major at Clark University in Worcester, MA.  She became passionate about the Congo in 2008, joining her campus’ STAND chapter and successfully passing the first conflict-free purchasing policy at her university in 2011.  She currently serves as the DRC Education Coordinator for STAND.  On campus, she is the president of Clark’s ONE Campaign chapter and volunteers for CARE International. Siobhan loves Vermont cheese, traveling abroad and shark week.
Carly Oboth
American University
 
Carly is a senior at American University where she is studying International Relations.  After an internship with the Enough Project, she was inspired to create her own campus organization, Empower Congo, which raises awareness at AU about the ongoing violence in eastern Congo.  She is currently working for both STAND and the State Department as the National Co-Coordinator for the Conflict Free Campus Initiative and intern for the Africa Office of the Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, respectively. In her spare time, Carly enjoys hiking and ethnic food.

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