PENN KEMBLE DEMOCRACY FORUM FELLOWS Penn Kemble Fellows 2022-2023

  • Disha Banik

    Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

    Disha Banik is a Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Chair of the U.S. House...

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  • Zach Beecher

    Chief of Staff, America’s Frontier Fund

    Zach Beecher is the Chief of Staff and a founding member of America’s Frontier Fund, a nonprofit venture...

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  • Travis Benaiges

    Venezuela Program Lead, U.S. Department of State

    Travis Benaiges is the Venezuela Program Lead at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy,...

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  • Matt Bonaccorsi

    Communications Director and Senior Advisor, House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern

    Matt Bonaccorsi serves as Communications Director for the House Rules Committee and its Chairman, Jim...

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  • Tiffani Brownley-Meijer

    Legal Adviser, American Red Cross

    Tiffani Brownley-Meijer is an international human rights attorney who is currently a legal adviser with...

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  • Owen J. Daniels

    Policy Communications Specialist, Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), Georgetown University

    Owen J. Daniels is a Policy Communications Specialist at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging...

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  • Martin Ferreiro

    Program Officer, Organization of American States

    Martin Ferreiro is a program officer at the Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation (DECO)...

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  • William “West” Follmer

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    William “West” Follmer is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and in 2023...

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  • Bryan Furman

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Bryan Furman is a fourth-tour public diplomacy officer serving as one of three Special Assistants to...

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  • Hina M. Gir

    Director of Foreign Policy, Special Competitive Studies Project

    Hina M. Gir is Director of Foreign Policy at the Special Competitive Studies Project.  Previously, she...

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  • Alejandro González Ruiz

    Specialist, Organization of American States

    Alejandro González Ruiz is a Democracy and Rule of Law Specialist for the Department of Sustainable...

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  • Robbie Gramer

    Diplomatic Correspondent, Foreign Policy Magazine

    Robbie Gramer is the diplomatic correspondent at Foreign Policy Magazine, where he has covered diplomacy...

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  • Erica Hanichak

    Government Affairs Director, the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition

    Erica Hanichak is the government affairs director at the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency...

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  • Lauren Hess

    Partnerships Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    Lauren Hess is a DC-based international relations professional working to bridge the global development...

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  • Shannon Kellman

    Senior Policy Director, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

    Shannon Kellman is the Senior Policy Director at Friends of the Global Fight. In this capacity, she manages...

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  • Tony Morash

    Director of Strategy, L3Harris Space & Airborne Systems

    Tony Morash is Director of Strategy for L3Harris Space & Airborne Systems, leading market analysis,...

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  • Mooya Nyaundi

    Legal Advisor for Sub-Saharan Africa, American Bar Association Center for Human Rights

    Mooya Nyaundi currently works as a Senior Legal Advisor with the American Bar Association, Center for...

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  • Rachel Okunubi

    Director of the Caribbean, National Security Council

    Rachel Okunubi is a U.S. diplomat currently serving as the National Security Council Director for the...

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  • Simone Peloquin

    Program Manager, impl. project

    Simone Peloquin is a Program Manager at impl. project, where she focuses on data-driven program design,...

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  • Charlotte Putney

    Foreign Investment Risk Management Policy Analyst, Department of Homeland Security

    Charlotte Putney recently joined the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Strategy, Policy,...

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  • Charles Reaume

    Program Analyst, U.S. Department of State

    Charles Reaume serves as a program analyst in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs’ Office of Assistance...

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  • Angel Sharma

    International Religious Freedoms Program Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Angel Sharma is a Program Officer for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights,...

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  • Julie N. Snyder

    Libya Desk Officer, USAID/Middle East Bureau, Office of North African and Arabian Affairs

    Julie N. Snyder is the Libya Desk Officer with USAID's Middle East Bureau in the Office of North African...

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  • Josh Stern

    Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

    Josh Stern, a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, is currently in language training for his upcoming...

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  • Sasha Stone

    Senior Program Officer, Center for European Policy Analysis

    Sasha Stone is a Senior Program Officer of the Democratic Resilience program at the Center for European...

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  • Kate Stotesbery

    Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director, Office of Congressman Lloyd Doggett

    Kate Stotesbery is the Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for U.S. Representative Lloyd...

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  • Will Todman

    Fellow, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

    Will Todman is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies...

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  • Camilla Vogt

    Legislative Assistant, Office of U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper

    Camilla Vogt is a Legislative Assistant in the office of U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper. Her portfolio...

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  • Elisa Walton

    West Africa Strategy Lead, USAID

    Elisa Walton coordinates strategic planning for USAID's programs in West Africa, and is currently on...

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  • Bayly Winder

    Senior Associate, E-Space

    Bayly Winder is a Senior Associate at satellite startup E-Space, focused on international business development...

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