PENN KEMBLE DEMOCRACY FORUM FELLOWS Penn Kemble Fellows 2021-2022

  • Katie Abrames

    Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    Katie Abrames is a Senior Policy Analyst for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee covering human...

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  • Robert Barron

    Program Officer, United States Institute of Peace

    Robert Barron is a program officer with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict program at the United States...

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  • Roberta Braga

    Manager, North America Communications, Baker McKenzie

    Roberta Braga manages North America Communications at the global law firm Baker McKenzie, where she is...

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  • Adom M. Cooper

    Operations Planning Specialist, U.S. Department of State (Bureau of Diplomatic Security)

    Adom M. Cooper is an Operations Planning Specialist, High-Threat Programs (Bureau of Diplomatic Security)...

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  • Alexandra DeBlock

    Research Officer, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

    Alexandra DeBlock is a Research Officer at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)....

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  • Bileh Dougsiyeh

    Program Management Officer I, Democracy International

    Bileh Dougsiyeh is currently a Program Management Officer with Democracy International, where he provides...

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  • Ali El Yassir

    Program Manager, Middle East and North Africa, PartnersGlobal

    Ali El Yassir is a Middle East and North Africa Program Manager at Partners Global, where he currently...

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  • Carolina Escalera

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Carolina Escalera is a career Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State.  She is currently...

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  • Leora Falk

    Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Leora Falk serves as a gender policy advisor covering the Americas and the Caribbean in the State Department's...

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  • Sarath Ganji

    Strategy and Transformation Consultant, Guidehouse

    Sarath K. Ganji is a Strategy and Transformation consultant with Guidehouse’s National Security practice,...

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  • Sarah Gardiner

    Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam America

    Sarah Gardiner is Senior Policy Advisor for civic space at Oxfam America. In her role, she supports Oxfam...

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  • Semir Hasedzic

    Analyst, Novetta - A Part of Accenture Federal Services

    Semir Hasedzic is an analyst with Novetta, an advanced analytics company, where he supports U.S. federal...

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  • Katie LaRoque

    Senior Manager for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance, InterAction

    Katie LaRoque has worked in the international development sector for more than ten years, specializing...

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  • Liz Lewis

    Senior Policy Analyst, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

    Liz Lewis serves as a Senior Policy Analyst covering Sub-Saharan Africa for Ranking Member Jim Risch...

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  • Christina Mahoney

    Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II

    Christina Mahoney is Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director for Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II from...

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  • Jude Mutah

    Program Specialist for Africa, United States Institute of Peace

    Jude Mutah serves as a program specialist for Africa at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)....

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  • Carolyn Nash

    Asia Advocacy Director, Amnesty International USA

    Carolyn Nash is the Asia Advocacy Director for Amnesty International USA. Prior to joining Amnesty’s...

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  • Melissa Nozell

    Program Officer, Religion & Inclusive Societies, United States Institute of Peace

    Melissa Nozell is the program officer for religion and inclusive societies at the United States Institute...

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  • Katarina Caretto O’Regan

    Analyst in Foreign Policy, Congressional Research Service

    Katarina O’Regan is an Analyst in Foreign Policy at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), where...

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  • Elsa Peraldi

    Manager Integrity & Anti-Corruption, Global Integrity

    Elsa Peraldi is a Program Manager of Integrity & Anti-Corruption at Global Integrity where she leads...

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  • Lauren Protentis

    Team Lead, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Mis, Dis and Malinformation Team

    Lauren has served for 12+ years at the intersection of national security and communications. Lauren joined...

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  • Joseph Quinn

    Program Officer for Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis

    Joseph Quinn is CEPA’s Program Officer for Democratic Resilience, he assists in leading the center’s...

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  • Vieshnavi Rattehalli

    Senior Specialist, Peace Stability and Transition Practice, Chemonics International Inc.

    Vieshnavi Rattehalli is a Senior Specialist on the Chemonics International Peace, Stability, and Transition...

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  • Gisselle G. Reynolds

    Legislative Assistant and Director of Constituent Services, Office of Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

    Gisselle Reynolds currently serves as a Legislative Assistant and Director of Constituent Services to...

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  • Victoria Rivas

    Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Congressman Pete Aguilar

    Victoria Rivas is the Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congressman Pete Aguilar, Vice...

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  • Adam Michael Rosenberg

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Adam Rosenberg was appointed to the Foreign Service in 2021 by the U.S. Agency for International Development...

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  • Benjamin Talus

    Foreign Policy Advisor, Office of Congressman Jerry Nadler

    Benjamin Talus is the Foreign Policy Advisor for Congressman Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary...

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  • Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn

    Human Rights Lawyer and Gender Equality Advocate

    Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn is a human rights lawyer who has been working with the American Bar Association’s...

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  • C. Eduardo Vargas Toro

    Foreign Affairs Officer & Program Coordinator, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs

    C. Eduardo Vargas Toro is a Foreign Affairs Officer and Program Coordinator at the U.S. Department...

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  • Varina Winder

    Senior Advisor, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, Department of State

    Varina Winder is the Senior Advisor in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues (S/GWI) at the...

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