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Meet the Cardinal Careers Fellows

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2021-22 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 public interest organization in California or D.C. and are matched with a mentor.

Left to right from top: Lina Abu Taweeleh, Grace Achepohl, Julian Aguilar, Hamzeh Daoud, Minha Khan, Sarah Kratzer, Les Levy, Michelle Ly, Marisa Mission, Tricia Monte, Avery Muniz, Jessica Reynoso, Erik Ruiz, Faatimah Solomon, Alexa Thomson, Angeline Truong, Sarah Verschoor, and Annie Zheng.

City Innovate (San Francisco, CA)

  • Michelle Ly, Associate Program Manager
  • Sarah Verschoor, Associate Product Manager

City of San José, Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Dept. (San José, CA)

  • Les Levy, Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force Fellow

LifeMoves (Palo Alto, CA)

  • Sarah Kratzer, Programs & Services Fellow
  • Erik Sanchez Ruiz, Education Fellow
  • Angeline Truong, Impact & Learning Fellow
  • Annie Zheng, HR & Intern Programs Fellow

Noora Health (San Francisco, CA)

  • Minha Khan, Impact Fellow

Partnership for Public Service (Washington, D.C.)

  • Jessica Reynoso, Associate

The Primary School (Palo Alto, CA)

  • Grace Achepohl, Integration & Systems Fellow
  • Julian Aguilar, Health Fellow

Ravenswood Family Health Center (East Palo Alto, CA)

  • Lina Abu Taweeleh, Clinical Operations Fellow
  • Tricia Monte, Family Medicine Fellow
  • Alexa Thomson, Development Fellow

Redwood City Together & John Gardner Center (Redwood City, CA)

  • Avery Muniz, Shinnyo Fellow

Venture Leadership Consulting (Silicon Valley, CA)

  • Hamzeh Daoud, Academy Associate
  • Marisa Mission, Academy Associate


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)

Nik Marda, '21 (B.A. Political Science; M.S. Computer Science)
Placement: White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (Washington, D.C.)
Mentor: Lynne E. Parker, Asst. Director for Artificial Intelligence and Director, National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office

Jackie O'Neil, '21 (Political Science)
Placement: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund - Thurgood Marshall Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Mentor: Kesha Moore, Senior Researcher

Chloe Stoddard, ‘21 (International Relations)
Placement: NYC Commission on Human Rights (New York City, NY)
Mentor: Christelle N. Onwu, Director of Social Work, Lead Advisor for African Communities


Schneider One-Year Fellows

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

(Left to right)

Jordan Brinn, ’20, '21 (B.S. Environmental Systems Engineering, M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering - Sustainable Design and Construction)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council – New York City, NY
Title: Eastern Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow

Jacqueline Ennis, ’20 '21 (B.S. Symbolic Systems - Artificial Intelligence, M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering - Atmosphere / Energy)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council – Washington, D.C.
Title: Federal Climate and Clean Energy Policy Analysis Fellow

Valeria Rincon, ’21 (B.A. Political Science, M.S. Sustainability Science and Practice)
Placement: Natural Resources Defense Council – Chicago, IL
Title: Midwest Sustainable Energy and Climate Fellow

Kiki Velez, ’21 (B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering - Atmosphere/Energy)
Placement: National Resources Defense Council – San Francisco, CA
Title: Western 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)

César Arévalo, ’20, ‘21 (B.S. Engineering Physics; M.S. Mechanical Engineering)
Placement: The MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL)
Mentor: Eric Sears, Associate Director, Technology in the Public Interest

Jasmin Dalsgaard, ‘21 (Economics)
Placement: Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (Menlo Park, CA)
Mentor: Ayla Schlosser, Director, Portfolio Support Strategies

John Okhiulu, ‘21 (Human Biology; African & African American Studies)
Placement: The Decolonizing Wealth Project/Liberated Capital (Remote; Oakland, CA)
Mentor: Edgar Villanueva, Principal

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