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Meet the Cardinal Careers Fellows

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2023-24 Fellows

Community Impact Fellows  |  John Gardner Public Service Fellows  |  
Schneider One-Year Fellows  |  Tom Ford Fellows in Philanthropy

Community Impact Fellows

Fellows work for a partnering public interest organization and are matched with a mentor.

Left to right from top: Lizzie Avila, Ella Booker, Daniella Caluza, Scarleth Contreras, Cole Dill De-Sa, Emily Elliott, Ella Gray, Lifu Guo, Cleopatra Howell, Carlson Marquez, Luis Quiroga, Carly Smith, Sommer Alex, Zoha Syed, Vy Ta, Shelby Whinery, Dongming Zhang, Angela Zhao

City of Madison, Parks Department (Madison, WI)

  • Cole Dill-De Sa, Parks Performance Management Fellow

City of San José, Information Technology (San José, CA)

  • Angela Zhao, Equity through Data Fellow

El Concilio of San Mateo County (North Fair Oaks, CA)

  • Scarleth Contreras, Public Policy Fellow

Foundation for a College Education (East Palo Alto, CA)

  • Luis Quiroga, FCE Program Fellow

Green Ivy Educational Consulting/Luminaria Learning (Los Altos, CA)

  • Carlson Marquez, Curriculum Development Fellow
  • Shelby Whinery, Curriculum Development Fellow

Mission Investors Exchange (Remote)

  • Sommer Alex, Measurement & Performance Fellow
  • Lizzie Avila, Knowledge & Programs Fellow
  • Emily Elliott, Communications Fellow

North East Medical Services (San Francisco & San José, CA)

  • Lifu Guo, Behavioral Health Linkage Fellow

Partnership for Public Service (Washington, DC)

  • Daniella Caluza, Associate

Ravenswood Family Health Network (East Palo Alto, CA)

  • Cleopatra Howell, Staff Development Fellow
  • Carly Smith, Family Medicine Fellow
  • Vy Ta, Clinical Support Fellow
  • Dongming Zhang, Development Fellow

Redwood City Together & John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (Redwood City & Stanford, CA)

  • Ella Gray, Shinnyo Fellow

SIRUM (Palo Alto, CA & Atlanta, GA)

  • Ella Booker, Patient Access Fellow
  • Zoha Syed, Medicine Growth Fellow


John Gardner Public Service Fellows

Fellows from Stanford and UC Berkeley work in a government or nonprofit organization of their choice, matched with a mentor to guide their professional growth and development.

(Left to right)

Sean Casey, '23, MA '23
Major: B.A. Economics, M.S. Management Science & Engineering
Service Interests: Democracy preservation; Federal government efficiency; Civic trust

Ananya Karthik, '23
Major: Political Science and Computer Science
Service Interests: Technology ethics; Nonprofit journalism; Human rights

Briana Martin-Villa, ‘23
Major: Bioengineering
Service Interests: Public health; Public policy; Migrant workers' rights


Schneider One-Year Fellows

Fellows work for one year in two Natural Resources Defense Council locations.

(Left to right)

Annie Minondo, ’23 (B.S. Human Biology, M.A. Sustainability)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council – Chicago, IL
Title: Midwest Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow

Bella Sullivan, ’23 (B.S. Earth Systems, M.A. Environmental Communication)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council – New York City, NY
Title: Eastern Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow


Tom Ford Fellowship in Philanthropy

Fellows work in a mentored position at a host foundation and learn about the role of philanthropy in society.

(Left to right)

Gabrielle Crooks, ’23
Major: International Relations
Service Interests: Human rights; International development and accountability

Gabriela Escobar, ‘23
Major: Human Biology
Service Interests: Healthcare access; Public and health policy; Social care systems

Olivia Fu, ‘23
Major: Urban Studies
Service Interests: Democratizing wealth; Social care systems; Environmental sustainability

For more information about post-undergraduate fellowship opportunities, please contact Juaquín Sims at the Haas Center.