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Alumni of the Galbraith Scholars program

Nearly 100 Galbraith Scholar Alums

The Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy is pleased to have located many of its nearly 100 alumni in spring 2005 and to chronicle their diverse accomplishments here. If you are a Galbraith Scholar whom we have not located, please get in touch so that we can share your news.

Wish to connect with other Galbraith Scholars?

Galbraith alumni are also invited to join the Galbraith Scholars on-line community, a discussion board connecting Galbraith Scholars past and present. Contact inequality@harvard.edu for URL and password.


Where are they now?

Who was who? View the group photos (opens a new window).

Erica Aghedo (Galbraith ’04) Erica, currently a junior concentrating in social studies at Harvard College, is currently working on the early stages of thinking about her senior thesis. Erica is considering writing about about identity politics and formation in the transracially adopted child's world. At present, she for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange. Erica has recently been accepted for Princeton's Woodrow Wilson Junior Summer Institute 2005, a policy summer program for rising college seniors interested in international relations and domestic public work. Erica is also the recipient of a spring 2005 grant from the Office of the Arts to help organize a Harvard event celebrating Caribbean culture.

Ibijoke Akinola (Galbraith ’02) Ibijoke graduated from Yale with a BA in Sociology in 2003. Ibijoke remains active in the performing arts and has recently performed with Sidra Bell Dance New York. In 2004-2005 she serves as staff volunteer with the International Youth Leadership Institute, an organization that helps African American and Latino students develop a global perspective by sponsoring school-year programs for New York high school students and summer overseas programs for students nationwide. Ibijoke is an alumna of the IYLI program herself.

Nicholas Alemendares (Galbraith ’00) Nick received his BA from Amherst College in 2002 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at New York University.

Chiraag Bains (Galbraith ’02) Chiraag graduated from Yale as the James Andrew Haas Prize winner, given to the senior “whose breadth of intellectual achievement, strength of character, and fundamental humanity shall be adjudged by the faculty to have provided leadership for his or her fellow students, inspiring in them a love of learning and a concern for others.” In 2003 Chiraag was awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and earned his M.Phil in Criminology at the University of Cambridge. Chiraag is currently (2004-2005) a Coro Fellow in public affairs at the Coro New York Leadership Center. In March 2005 Chiraag was awarded a Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which he will use when he enters Harvard Law School in the fall. Committed to criminal justice reform and combating institutional racisms, Chiraag aspires to be a civil rights lawyer and policymaker.

Jane Bernstein (Galbraith '04) Jane will be graduating from Yale in spring 2005 with a BA in Biology. She wrote her senior thesis last semester on the state of HIV-1 microbicide development and presented her findings to a group of peers. Jane will be attending medical school next year and is going to keep us posted when she makes a final decision.

Anthony Berryhill (Galbraith ’03) Following graduation from Stanford University in 2004, Anthony entered the Yale Ph.D. program in political science, specializing in contemporary political theory as it relates to American law. His subfields are race politics, American politics, and modern political theory. Most of Anthony’s coursework and research so far has focused on intersectional thought and practice. Anthony remains active in debate and has served an instructor at four summer institutes including the Ivy Scholars Program at Yale, National Debate Forum, Stanford Forensic Institute, and UC Berkeley.

Daniel Blanco (Galbraith '04) Daniel graduated magna cum laude from NYU in 2004 and has been working for the Center for Court Innovation (the research and development arm of the NY State court system) as a Resource Coordinator in the Bronx Criminal Court. Daniel is the first person to advocate before the judges in arraignment court to consider alternative sanctions for misdemeanor offenders who would otherwise go to jail. Daniel writes that it has been an great experience since he has been a member of the core staff since the project implementation in late 2004. In the fall, he will be attending Columbia University School of Social Work for a one-year Master's program and hope to attend law school shortly after.

Adán Briones (Galbraith ’01) A graduate of the University of Texas, Austin (2001), Adán earned a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government in 2004. Adán has now returned to Austin, where he is pursuing his J.D. at the University of Texas Law School. Immediately following his Galbraith summer, Adán participated in a nine-month public policy fellowship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, working for Congressman Silvestre Reyes. In 2003 Adán and fellow Texan and Galbraith Scholar Daron Roberts attracted the attention of the Harvard Crimson when they camped outside the U.S. Supreme Court for two nights to secure highly coveted seats to hear oral arguments in the landmark University of Michigan affirmative action cases.

Michael Brown II (Galbraith ’03) Michael graduates from Stanford in June 2005 with a BA in Political Science and African American Studies and a co-terminal MA in Sociology. Since the Galbraith Scholars program, Michael has developed various independent research projects and has participated in the American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche Summer Institute, Harvard’s Color Lines Conference, and campaigns in California against proposition 54. In September 2005, Michael will be joining the Harvard Ph.D. Program in Government & Social Policy.

AZ Biazar (Galbraith '04) AZ is currently finishing his honors thesis at UCLA, which explores the issue of racial diversity in higher education through the examination of minority enrollment strategies at three public university systems: California, Michigan, and Texas. AZ also recently founded the Higher Education Outreach Initiative, Inc. (HEOI), a non-profit devoted to advancing the Educational opportunities of underprivileged youth. The group is in the process of obtaining 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS so that the organization can begin receiving tax deducible donations from the general public. Being unable to afford an attorney, AZ reports that the application process has been arduous, and he now knows what people refer to when talking about huge amounts of IRS paperwork! In May, AZ will be returning to Washington, DC to once again lobby Congressional officials for increased federal financial aid and outreach funding. And though he will be working as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Los Angeles office of Lehman Brothers after graduating in June, which will allow him to continue working with HEOI and to help support his family), AZ plans on applying to graduate school in two to four years.

Stephanie Cabrera (Galbraith ’00) Stephanie Cabrera graduated from Yale in 2001 and is currently a JD candidate (2005) at University of Pennsylvania Law School. In 2001-02 Stephanie was awarded a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship and participated with placements at the Youth Law Center and with the Honorable Judge Rafael Diaz of the DC Superior Court.

Amy Chen (Galbraith ’01) Amy Chen is a 2004 recipient of the Soros Fellowship and is enrolled in her second year in the joint JD/MBA program at Stanford University. She is the Managing Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review and the Project Manager of the Stanford Affordable Housing Team. In addition, Ms. Chen sits on the Board of Directors of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley as a volunteer Board Fellow. She received a BA in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2001, where she graduated magna cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors and delivered the Harvard Oration at Class Day Commencement Exercises. At Harvard, she was President of Harvard Model Congress, the nation's largest government simulation program for high school students, and co-founded the Harvard Political Education Program for local at-risk youth. After graduation, she worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York City and then at the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness in Washington, DC.

Porsha Cropper (Galbraith 03) Porsha receives her BA from Stanford in June 2005 and has recently been selected for the New York City Urban Fellows program, a nine month fellowship in which Porsha will be working in city government on urban affairs. She looks forward to living in New York and working on issues she cares deeply about before applying to graduate school for the following year. During the 2004-05 academic year, Porsha focused on her senior thesis, researching the social and political factors that shape intergroup conflict between Blacks and Latinos in Los Angeles and Compton. The project both relies on statistical data from the Multi-City Study on Urban Inequality and interviews from Black residents in Compton. Porsha is primarily using these methods to illustrate how community perceptions, stereotypes, and perceptions of one's group perceptions affect African American perceptions.

Beandrea Davis (Galbraith ’01) Beandrea graduated from University of Pennsylvania in May 2003 with a BA in French and Afro-American Studies. She worked until September 2004 as an education reporter with the Philadelphia Public School Notebook (articles available online at www.thenotebook.org). Beandrea has also pursued her interest in documentary photography and writing. Since February 2004, she has had four exhibits of her photography and creative writing throughout Philadelphia. Work is available online at: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/artgallery/davis_exhibit.html. Beandrea recently completed her professional yoga instructor certification and is teaching yoga in Philadelphia. She is also working on graduate school applications for MFA programs in creative writing and photography.

F. Christopher Eaglin (Galbraith ’02) Graduating from Morehouse College in with a double major in economics and mathematics, Chris was named a 2003 Marshall Scholar, where he is pursuing an M.Phil in Development Studies.

Sara Jung Edel (Galbraith ’00) Sara graduated from Bowdoin College a member Phi Beta Kappa in 2002 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology at UCLA. Sara is slated to present her research, “Korean American Women and Dating: A Postmodern Feminist Perspective,” at the Pacific Sociology Association meetings in April 2005.

Christopher Elders (Galbraith ’01) Graduating from Morehouse College with a B.A. in political science, Chris was named a 2002 Rhodes Scholar and earned his M.Phil in Economic History at Christ Church College, Oxford. Chris stayed on at Oxford and is now pursuing his D.Phil in History.

Alonzo Emery (Galbraith '02) Following the Galbraith program, Alonzo left directly for Beijing to begin life in China as a Yale-China Fellow. Alonzo completed nearly a year of his fellowship in a city south of Shanghai called Ningbo, when SARS broke out and resulted in their 'evacuation'. Alonzo returned to China in summer of 2003 to work at a Shanghai-based urban development and architecture firm, contributing essays and editing English content for a book on Chinese urban development entitled MADA in Cities, which is due to be released by 2006. After working on the book and writing articles for the South China Morning Post on issues related to urban planning, public art projects, and a score of development issues, Alonzo was awarded a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for the study of Asian Languages. The fellowship currently finds Alonzo completing his first year (2004-2005) at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. Alonzo will be putting his enhanced language skills to use in the summer of 2005 in Beijing at the American Bar Association's China Rule of Law Program, researching initiatives that include educating Chinese lawyers about American housing and land rights as well as a fledgling projected related to the legal rights of HIV/AIDS survivors and homosexuals. Following completion of his Blakemore Freeman Fellowship at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2005-2006, Alonzo plans to matriculate to a joint Ph.D. in Public Policy and J.D. program in September 2006. Alonzo's interests remain in the study of housing law, land policy, and urban development, and he plans ultimately for a career working to educate young lawyers and potential policy makers on these legal issues.

Vanesa Estrada (Galbraith ’00) Vanesa graduated with a BA in Human Biology from Stanford in 2001 and is now a Ph.D. student in Sociology at UCLA. In 2002 Vanesa was awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-dissertation Fellowship. In 2003 she won the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper award of the Southern Demographic Association for her research on racial disparities in Los Angeles mortgage lending markets. Vanesa’s research interests include social stratification, race and ethnicity, demography, and social policy.

Oluwabusayo (Tope) Folarin (Galbraith ’04) A graduate of Morehouse College and a 2004 Rhodes Scholar, Tope began his studies at Oxford this year with an intended focus on international development. Outside of academics, Tope played a leading role as Paul in the dramatic production of Six Degrees of Separation, staged in December 2004 at Oxford’s Burton Taylor Theatre.

Somjen Frazer (Galbraith ’01) Somjen, an honors graduate of Cornell University, was named a 2003 Rhodes Scholar and is currently studying sociology at Oxford’s Nuffield College. Her research analyzes the Thames Valley police's work with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Somjen is also coauthor (with Alain Dang) of Black Same Sex Households in the US: A Report from the 2000 Census, published in 2004 by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and the National Black Justice Coalition. Somjen hopes eventually to become a professor of sociology and to continue to do qualitative and quantitative participatory research that benefits historically marginalized groups.

Tomas Garcia (Galbraith '04) Tomas reports that things are going great in his senior at Yale University. As of spring 2005, he is finishing his last semester at Yale College and writing his senior essay. Tomas will be pursuing his J.D. next year. He has received admissions offers from three law schools thus far and is waiting to hear from others. Tomas also serves as a freshman counselor in his residential college and says it is, without a doubt, the highlight of his Yale experience.

Shannon Gleeson (Galbraith ’01) Shannon graduated summa cum laude from Santa Clara University in 2002 and is now a Ph.D. student in Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, where she holds a National Science Graduate Fellowship. Shannon is pursuing a dual M.A., in Sociology (anticipated May 2005) and in Demography (anticipated December 2005). Her research interests lie in international migration, social stratification, political sociology, and social policy.

Jessica Goldman (Galbraith '04) Currently a Wellesley College junior, Jessica is spending her spring 2005 semester abroad in Argentina at the University of Buenos Aires. Jessica's travels have taken her to other parts of South America as well.

Aisha Haynie (Galbraith ’99) Aisha earned her Master’s in Public Administration at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2004, where she focused on development studies and urban and regional planning. Aisha is now in medical school. Following her graduation from Harvard in 2000, Aisha spent three months working as a teacher for urban youth at the City School, where she led discussions on HIV and AIDS. Aisha spent the intervening year working as a research analyst at the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, a national nonprofit that specializes in inner-city economic development strategies.

Mellody Hayes (Galbraith ’00) Upon graduation from Harvard College in 2001, Mellody was awarded one of the College’s Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Fellowships to travel to Beijing and investigate how educational needs and social inequalities are culturally understood. The Rockefeller Fellowships are granted to five graduating seniors and are designed to support “purposeful postgraduate immersion in a foreign culture”.

Erin Henry (Galbraith ’04) Erin reports that things are going well and she looks forward to graduating in May 2005 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The highlight of her senior year has been her business and entrepreneurship policy research. Erin is a research assistant for Wisconsin Lt. Governor's ‘Wisconsin Women=Prosperity’ initiative. She is currently researching ways that Wisconsin governmental bureaus and divisions foster (or don't foster) an inclusive business climate for women-owned businesses. Erin looks forward to presenting her initial findings in March 2005 at the Wisconsin Women=Prosperity Conference. At the end of the semester, Erin will submit a full report with her findings and policy recommendations to the Lt. Governor and her staff. Erin reports that she has decided to postpone graduate school for one or two years, and will be headed to DC after graduation to work as a business analyst for a management consulting company.

Sachin Jain (Galbraith ’00) Sachin is currently pursuing a joint MD/MPP in Harvard Medical School and the Kennedy School of Government, and has been awarded a 2004 Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Sachin graduated magna cum laude in government from Harvard College in 2002, and in 2003 Sachin traveled to Rajasthan, India, where he worked to improve medication safety at a rural hospital. Sachin intends to pursue a career as a clinician, scholar, and activist dedicated to improving access to quality health care.

Rose Kakoza (Galbraith ’99) Rose Kakoza is currently a student at Harvard Medical School. Following her graduation in from Harvard College in 2001 (Sociology), Rose traveled to South Africa to volunteer for a women’s empowerment project for six months.

Stephen M. Kerr (Galbraith '00) After graduating magna cum laude from Williams College in 2002, Stephen spent a year working at a civil rights law firm in New York and a year working at an environmental law firm in California. Stephen is currently a J.D. candidate (2007) at Yale Law School.

Andrew Klaber (Galbraith ’03) Andrew graduated from Yale summa cum laude in 2004 and was then awarded a Marshall Scholarship for study at Oxford. Orphans Against AIDS—the international non-profit organization that he began to provide academic scholarships and basic health care for children orphaned and made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS—is in its third year of operation, has awarded over $100,000 in educational grants, and has expanded to serve AIDS orphans in Thailand, China, and South Africa. Andrew ran in the Valencia, Spain marathon in February 2005 and will be running in the Paris marathon in April 2005 as an Orphans Against AIDS fundraiser.

Daniel Korobkin (Galbraith ’01) Daniel is currently a J.D. candidate (2006) at Yale Law School. Daniel received his BA in Philosophy with highest honors from Swarthmore in 2002. A Phi Beta Kappa member and Truman Scholar, Daniel received Swarthmore’s J.P. Ruchkin Prize for the best work in political science or public policy. In 2002-2003, Daniel served as a staff investigator of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia.

Jonathan Lennon (Galbraith '04) Following the Galbraith program, Jonathan worked research assistant for Robert Putnam, studying the cultivation of social capital in areas with a high influx of immigrants, particularly Mexican migrant workers in Yakima, Washington, and Somali refugees in Lewiston, Maine. During the summer he also interned for the Kerry Campaign/Democratic National Committee and drove cross country from San Diego-Seattle-Boston in August. This year Jon is writing his senior thesis on the role of social capital in the boston public school system, and recently has headed to Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and later, Estonia, Poland, and East Germany for one month in March 2005 to study post-communist transitions. After graduation, Jon will be heading to Dakar, Senegal, where he will be studying french under the auspices of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and working for the United Nations on urban healthcare infrastructure. Once he gets back, to our dismay , Jon is heading to Wall Street to work for Goldman Sachs in their Global Compliance and Legal Advisory division, ensuring that transnational corporations to local investors comply with SEC and global regulations for merger/acquisitions, IPOs, etc. During that time he will be living with a group of Franciscan monks in Harlem, volunteering there on weekends. In the future, Jon says he would like to do a joint MPP/JD at the Kennedy School (focusing on either education/health policy or non-profit management) and Georgetown Law Center (respectively), where they have a phenomenal international and public-interest law program. Ultimately, he would like to make an early career in both private and social entrepreneurship and then get involved in the national and international politics of health care and education reform.

Shanna Magee (Galbraith ’01) Following graduation from Xavier University in New Orleans in 2002, Shanna was awarded a Rousseve Scholarship for the 2002-03 academic year.

Christina Maimone (Galbraith ’00) Christina is currently in the Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Stanford and participates in Stanford’s Political Science Computational Laboratory. Christina received her BA from the University of Washington in St. Louis.

Clarisse Mesa (Galbraith ’01) Since graduating from the University of Chicago in 2003 with a BA in Political Science and Public Policy, both with honors, Clarisse has been teaching middle school science in West Philadelphia as a part of the Teach for America program. Clarisse reports that undergraduate research with Prof. Kenneth Wong (and current KSG student, Francis Shen), the Galbraith Program, an internship with the Project for School Innovation in Boston, and her bachelor's thesis (a case study of three Chicago public high schools) all helped her to realize that education is her passion. However, she felt that in order to truly effect change, she first needed to teach. In addition to teaching, Clarisse is currently a writer and member of the Editorial Board for The Notebook, a quarterly newspaper that reports on the Philadelphia public schools and its ongoing reforms. Clarisse will earn her M.Ed. from Saint Joseph's University in May 2005. She is also making a documentary film about school violence (and its causes and its effects on teaching and learning).

Paul Miller (Galbraith ’01) A 2002 graduate of UCLA, Paul Miller was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to read an M. Phil. in European Politics. In 2004, Paul was awarded a third year of funding from the Marshall Commission to pursue a Ph.D. in International Studies at Hughes College, Cambridge.

Westley Moore (Galbraith ’01) Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 2001, Wes is currently enrolled in the MLitt/DPhil program in International Relations at Oxford University. Wes has authored a chapter, “The Rise and Ramifications of Radical Islam in the Tri-border Region,” in Beyond the Campaign: The Future of Countering Terrorism, Bryan Lee Cummings, ed., published by the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs (CENSA) in 2004.

Cristina Mora Torres (Galbraith ’01) Cristina, who received her B.A. degree in Sociology at UC Berkeley in 2002, is currently a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Princeton University, where she is studying Latino Media and consumer markets. She received the 2004 Graduate Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Cristina married in 2004 and reports that she is adjusting to “cold, cold life on the East Coast”.

Edgar Morales (Galbraith ’03) Following graduation in 2004 from the University of Texas, Austin with highest honors in Government, Edgar entered the Kennedy School of Government’s Master in Public Policy Program, where he is focusing on trade and finance.

César Moreno (Galbraith ’03) Following graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, César served as John Gardner Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s National Housing Initiative.

Jeffrey Mueller (Galbraith ’03) Jeffrey graduated from Yale in 2004 and is currently pursuing a J.D. at Yale Law School. For the summer of 2005, Jeffrey will be working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Connecticut.

Brittanya Murillo (Galbraith ’01) Brittanya is currently a candidate for the Master in City Planning (expected 2006) at MIT. Brittanya graduated with BA in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2001 and subsequently worked as a research assistant to the Affordable Housing Preservation Team of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego. In 2002-03, Brittanya was awarded an Executive Fellowship with the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), for which she received the Governor of California’s Commendation from Gov. Gray Davis for her service. Brittanya has also been an Assistant Planner with the Transportation and Land Use Collaborative, for which she managed a conference series entitled Latino New Urbanism, which marries Latino lifestyle patterns with New Urbanist principles.

Parag Pathak (Galbraith ’01 )Parag graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in Economics in 2002, studied in France for a year, and is now a second-year Ph.D. student in Economics at Harvard. Parag is the recipient of a National Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a 2003 Soros Fellowship for New Americans. One of Parag’s current research interests is school choice. In particular, he is studying algorithms to allocate students in schools in controlled choice plans. Together with his advisor, they helped to redesign New York City’s centralized matching procedure for high school and are now busy studying the process.

Sanetta Ponton (Galbraith ’00) Sanetta is currently a J.D. candidate (’06) at Harvard Law School, where she serves on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, a student-run legal services office providing free legal services to low-income people. She also serves as Executive Article Editor to the Harvard Black Letter Law Journal. Sandra graduated from Columbia University with a BA in African-American Studies in 2001. She then went on to work as a Litigation Legal Assistant in a top New York law firm and then as the Legislative Aide to Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson in New Jersey.

Karl Procaccini (Galbraith '04) Preparing to graduate from Harvard College in June 2005, Karl is currently finishing his senior thesis on presidential 'class rhetoric' from 1932-2004. Following graduation, Karl has accepted a job with a school in Cairo, Egypt. He is thinking about eventually pursuing a Master's in International Law.

Derrick Raphael (Galbraith '04) Immediately following the Galbraith Scholars program, Derrick served as a Resident Advisor for the Freshmen Scholars Institute at Princeton University. His primary role was to ease the transition of 55 incoming freshmen as they took two courses prior to the start of the freshmen year. The Pre-Law Society, which Derrick founded in 2004, has started a new Princeton tradition with the first ever Pre-Law Conference during the fall of 2004, featuring two keynote speakers: Nadine Strossen (President of the ACLU) and Michael A. Fitts (Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School). This conference enabled Princeton undergraduates to be connected to alumni currently in law school and alumni who have made careers in the law profession. The groundwork is already underway for the Pre-Law Conference 2005. Finally, Derrick been appointed the Undergraduate Student Coordinator for the Admission Office (Princeton Admission Link Program-PALS) which trains undergraduate so that they can conduct official discussions about their Princeton experience at their old high school and high schools around there hometown. This program was spearheaded by a PowerPoint presentation Derrick gave to the new Admission Dean at the beginning of the school year.

Mini’imah Rashid (Galbraith ’00) A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mini’imah is currently Implementation Specialist for the Atlanta-based organization Helping Teens Succeed.

Liselle Regis (Galbraith ’03) Liselle will graduate from Yale in 2005. Liselle’s work in Yale’s new Community Based Learning (CBL) program was profiled in The Yale Herald in 2004. Liselle worked with the Community Foundation for a Greater New Haven, researching African-American philanthropy and its effect on New Haven.

Daron Roberts (Galbraith ’00) Daron graduated in 2001 from the University of Texas, Austin, where he served as Student Government President. Daron received a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government in 2004 and is now pursuing his J.D. (2007) at Harvard Law School. Daron is active in the Harvard Black Law Students Association, where he is a section representative.

Nick Rodriguez (Galbraith ’03) Nick is a 2004 recipient of the Marshall Scholarship and is pursuing an MSc in Public Financial Policy at the London School of Economics. In his studies, Nick is focusing on finding solutions to the crisis in education that grips the United States and many other countries. Nick received his BA in Public Policy and an MA in International Policy Studies at Stanford, co-authoring a Brookings paper on school desegregation at that time and a senior paper on education resource allocation. Off campus, Nick also served as a high school teacher for a youth empowerment nonprofit that he co-founded.

Mark Robinson (Galbraith '04) In fall 2005, Mark will be beginning graduate school in the social sciences at University of Chicago. He plans to pursue a Master's in social sciences and then a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology.

Abigail Rosas (Galbraith ’04) As of spring 2005, Abigail is busy finishing up her senior year at Stanford. Abigail is working on a honors thesis titled "Sortadeoras y Garrerias: South Los Angeles’ Used Apparel Industry," where she investigates the experience of Mexican immigrant women working in the used apparel industry, an experience that is neglected in labor studies. Next year, Abigail will start a Ph.D. program. She has been accepted to USC, UCI, UC Davis, UCSB, Purdue, and Harvard, and is still waiting to hear from several more schools. At this point, Abigail is leaning toward USC's American Studies and Ethnicity program to continue her research.

Marissa Shrum (Galbraith '02) Marissa Shrum graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2003 with B.A.s in English and Sociology. She continued her work with the National Conference for Community and Justice in Nashville by joining their staff as the Program Coordinator. In that position, Marissa designed and implemented youth education and empowerment programs that focus on leadership development and cross-cultural education. She also designed a program, The Media Literacy and Action Project, with the purpose of engaging college students in active dialogue about texts and themes in television and film. Her work with the NCCJ fueled an interest in Media Studies and specifically, mass communications and social change. After working with the NCCJ, Marissa left Tennessee to work with the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign in Daytona Beach, Florida. There she worked predominately with students and churches in the African American community and then became head of recruitment and training for over 200 canvassing staff. Marissa applied to law school in the fall of 2004 and is still deciding where she wants to go!

Jennifer Sims (Galbraith ’02) Jenn graduated summa cum laude from Hampton College and is currently a Master’s candidate in Sociology at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include race, class, and gender, and social psychology. Twice designated Female Athlete of the Year at Hampton College, Jenn continues her track career at Vanderbilt.

Peter Siu (Galbraith ’99) Peter Siu, a 1999 graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, was last spotted working for Chemonics International, helping to manage small- and medium-sized business enterprise development projects in Macedonia and Sri Lanka, and in designing HIV/AIDS intervention programs for implementation in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean. Peter’s resume also includes domestic and international economic development (UNICEF/China), journalism (Atlantic Monthly, Asiaweek Magazine), research, and web design (Urban Economy Webstudio).

Jeremy Skinner (Galbraith '01) A graduate of New York University with a B.A. in political science, Jeremy was a 2001 Teach For America corps member in Baltimore City. In 2003, he earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University. He taught first and fifth grades at two schools in Baltimore for a total of four years and trained new teachers in the Baltimore City Teaching Residency in the summer of 2005. Now a student at the University of Maryland School of Law and a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project, Jeremy is a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates in the 2006 election. His campaign's web site is www.electskinner.com.

Roberta Stennet (Galbraith ’99) Roberta received Princeton’s “Allen Macy Dulles Award” upon her graduation from Princeton in 2001. The award honors the two seniors whose activities “best represent or exemplify Princeton in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.”

Hector Suarez (Galbraith ’02) Hector graduated from Colorado College in 2004 and was named a junior fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. In July 2004 Hector was profiled in an article in the Arizona Daily Star about his volunteer work with Ark of the Covenant, part of a faith-based movement called No More Deaths that is working to prevent deaths among immigrants crossing the desert into the US.

Sandra Taddeucci (Galbraith ’99) Sandra earned her MPP from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School in 2003, with a concentration in domestic policy. Sandra has worked at Seedco (the Structured Economic Employment Development Corporation) and has authored a report, “Benefits and Low Wage Work”, prepared for the Ford Foundation.

Joshua Tetrick (Galbraith ’03) Josh received his BA in Africana Studies from Cornell University in 2004. He is the recipient of a 2004-2005 Fulbright grant for travel to Nigeria. Josh’s Fulbright project is titled, "Implementing the CRC: Indigenous Children and the Right to an Education".

Ourania Tserotas (Galbraith ’99 )Ourania was profiled in the Harvard Gazette as one of the College’s notable graduating seniors in 2000. During her college years, she took advantage of several undergraduate travel grants to pursue new experiences in Puerto Rico, Greece, and on an Ojibway reservation in Wisconsin. Her senior thesis explored the world of female graffiti artists in inner-city Chicago. She graduated a certified teacher as well, having spent her final college semester teaching world history in a Roxbury middle school. Ourania currently works as a rape crisis center counselor in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dale B. Vieregge (Galbraith '02) Dale graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University in June 2003. In the fall of the same year, he began graduate studies in the Ph.D. program in political science at the University of Michigan. Since arriving in Ann Arbor, his interests have focused upon elite and mass discourses about poverty and the connections between these and the devolution of the American welfare state since the New Deal. In addition to sustaining feminist and queer theoretical critiques of American liberalism, this work intends to build bridges between literatures in public opinion and American political development through an historical review of print media content, Congressional testimony, constituent letters, and other archival resources. Dale is a 2003 recipient of the National Science Foundation graduate fellowship.


Terrenda White (Galbraith ’02) Graduating from Northwestern in 2002 with BA in child development and psychology, Terrenda joined Teach for America. Terrenda was one of four new teachers profiled in a 2002 CNN documentary that followed Teach for America corps members through their summer training and first semester in the classroom. Terrenda taught second grade in Lynwood’s Abott Elementary School in the greater Los Angeles area.

Laura Williams (Galbraith ’04) Since the Galbraith Scholars program and her graduation from Cornell University (2004), Laura completed the Publishing Course Certificate program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She then moved from New York to the Washington DC area and is preparing to apply to graduate school. Laura writes that she found the Galbraith Scholars program to be an amazing experience for enabling her to meet the other Galbraith Scholars, Professor John Kenneth Galbraith, his wife Catherine Galbraith, and the Harvard program faculty, doctoral students, National Fellows, and other faculty affiliates who made my experience as a Galbraith Scholar truly unforgettable.

Craig Winters (Galbraith ’99) Immediately following his Galbraith summer, Craig attended Oxford on a Marshal Scholarship, where he received a Master’s in Social Policy. Craig is currently a J.D. candidate (’06) at New York University School of Law and serves as a staff editor for the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Craig recently made the front-page of the Wall Street Journal, in an article that credited him with finding the “smoking gun” email that prompted New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer to sue insurance broker Marsh and McLennan in a bid-rigging scandal.

Anita Zuberi (Galbraith ’00) Anita is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Human Development and Social Policy at Northwestern University, where her research focuses on the well-being of low income families and the social welfare policies that support them. Anita graduated from The Johns Hopkins University in 2000, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and then joined the Urban Institute as a research assistant before entering graduate school.

   
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