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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 Fellowship

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

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

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

  • Matthew Jacquez, Equity through Privacy Fellow
  • 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)

  • 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

John Gardner Public Service Fellowship

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, Ananya Karthik, Briana Martin-Villa
Left to right: Sean Casey, Ananya Karthik, Briana Martin-Villa

Sean Casey ’23 (BA Economics, MS Management Science & Engineering)
Placement: White House, Executive Office of the President (Washington, D.C.)
Mentor: Gene Sperling, Senior Advisor to President Biden and Implementation Coordinator of the American Rescue Plan

Ananya Karthik ’23 (Political Science and Computer Science)
Placement: NAACP-Legal Defense Fund (Washington, D.C.)
Mentor: Puneet Cheema, Manager, Justice in Public Safety Project

Briana Martin-Villa ’23 (Bioengineering)
Placement: White House, Office of Science and Technology Policy (Washington, D.C.)
Mentor: Travis Hyams, Chief of Staff & Senior Policy Advisor, Health Outcomes Division

Schneider One-Year Fellowship

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

Left to right: Annie Minondo, Bella Sullivan
Left to right: Annie Minondo, Bella Sullivan

Annie Minondo ’23 (BS Human Biology, MA Sustainability)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council – Chicago, IL
Title: Midwest Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow

Bella Sullivan ’23 (BS Earth Systems, MA 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, Gabriela Escobar, Olivia Fu
Left to right: Gabrielle Crooks, Gabriela Escobar, Olivia Fu

Gabrielle Crooks ’23 (International Relations)
Placement: United Nations Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Mentor: Michelle Milford Morse, Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy

Gabriela Escobar ’23 (Human Biology)
Placement: San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
Mentor: Tiffany Liu, Associate Director of Grants and Programs

Olivia Fu ’23 (Urban Studies)
Placement: North Star Fund (New York City, NY)
Mentor: Kellie Terry, Philanthropy Program Director

For more information about post-undergraduate fellowship opportunities, please contact Ben Weissman, Program Director of Cardinal Careers at the Haas Center.