PENN KEMBLE DEMOCRACY FORUM FELLOWS Penn Kemble Fellows 2020-21

  • Diego Area

    Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center, Atlantic Council

    Diego Area is an associate director at the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center of the Atlantic Council,...

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  • Kristen Belleisle

    Project Manager, Brookings Institution

    Kristen Belleisle is a project manager with the Brookings Institution’s Security and Strategy team....

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  • Lane Bodian

    Legislative Assistant for Foreign Policy, Senator Charles E. Schumer

    Lane Bodian serves as the Foreign Policy Legislative Assistant to the Senate Democratic Leader, Senator...

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  • Dominique Maria Bonessi

    Maryland Reporter, WAMU 885

    Dominique Maria Bonessi is the Maryland Reporter with WAMU 885, the local NPR affiliate in D.C. She is...

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  • Danielle Claseman

    Senior Manager, Responsible Sourcing- Policy & Governance, Target Corporation

    Danielle Claseman is a Senior Manager of Policy & Governance on Target’s Responsible Sourcing team....

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  • Cori Fleser

    National Security Policy Analyst, Booz Allen Hamilton

    Cori Fleser is a National Security Policy Analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton. She currently supports the...

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  • Paloma H. González

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Paloma González is a career Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. She has worked...

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  • Whitney Grespin

    Visiting Scholar, Institute for African Studies at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs

    Whitney Grespin is a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University’s Elliott School for International...

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  • E. Grant Haver

    Policy Program Coordinator, National Security Institute

    Grant Haver currently serves as a policy program coordinator at the National Security Institute....

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  • Nick Hawatmeh

    Chief Counsel, Senator John Kennedy

    Nick Hawatmeh is Chief Counsel to Senator John Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he serves...

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  • Sheila Archambault Helke

    Policy Analyst, U.S. Department of Justice

    Sheila Archambault Helke is a national security professional with nearly 10 years of experience with...

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  • Richard Helke

    Analytic Facilitator, U.S. Department of Defense

    Richard Helke has ten years of experience as an analyst with the Department of Defense in Washington,...

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  • Tracy E. Igberaese

    Program Manager, Democracy International

    Tracy E. Igberaese is a Program Manager at Democracy International where she oversees the implementation...

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  • Ali Jafri

    Senior Research Analyst, National Security Innovations

    Ali Jafri is a national security professional focusing on grand strategy, armed groups and human security....

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  • Sahil Jain

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Sahil Jain is a Foreign Service Officer who most recently served at the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai. ...

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  • Karen Karnicki

    Program Officer, Peacebuilding, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

    Karen Karnicki is a program officer for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Peacebuilding program, focusing...

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  • Brittany Lamon-Paredes

    Defense & Strategy Analyst, U.S. Department of Defense

    Brittany Lamon-Paredes is a strategy analyst in the national security field. Brittany received a direct...

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  • Victoria A. Durgana Latortue

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Victoria A. Durgana Latortue joined the U.S. Department of State in 2017. She is a proud recipient of...

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  • Loc Le

    Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S Department of State

    Loc Le is a senior designations officer in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism....

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  • Amy Mackinnon

    Staff Writer, Foreign Policy Magazine

    Amy Mackinnon is a staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine. Originally from Scotland, she has...

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  • Paul Massaro

    Policy Advisor, U.S. Helsinki Commission

    Paul Massaro works at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, a bipartisan and bicameral...

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  • Henry Murry

    Senior Associate, The Cohen Group

    Henry Murry is a Senior Associate at The Cohen Group (TCG), where he advises companies on market entry...

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  • Philippe Nassif

    Advocacy Director- Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International USA

    Philippe Nassif is the Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International...

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  • Bryan Norrington

    Director, Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Bryan Norrington serves as Director of the Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation...

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  • David Rader

    CFIUS Attorney-Advisor, Department of Defense

    David Rader is an Attorney-Advisor for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS)...

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  • Corina Rebegea

    Director for Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis

    Corina Rebegea is CEPA’s Director for Democratic Resilience, leading the center’s programming on...

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  • Taylor Redick

    Policy Analyst, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

    Taylor Redick is a policy analyst at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs under Chairman Eliot...

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  • Alexandra Schmitt

    Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress

    Alexandra Schmitt is a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress on the National Security and...

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  • Megha Swamy

    Deputy Director for Illicit Finance Policy, The Sentry

    Megha Swamy is the Deputy Director for Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry where she engages private...

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  • Merve Tahiroglu

    Turkey Program Coordinator, POMED

    Merve Tahiroglu is the Turkey Program Coordinator at Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), a Washington-based...

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  • Thao Anh Tran

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Thao Anh Tran joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2012 as a political-coned diplomat and currently serves...

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  • James Welsh

    Legislative Assistant, Office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski

    James Welsh is a legislative assistant in the office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski. Handling a diverse...

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