Current Fellows

PAF 2019-2020 Cohort

Meet the Presidential Fellows in the 2019 and 2020 cohorts. 

Class of 2019

Matthew Basista

Matthew Basista

Matthew is a second year fellow pursuing a Master of Arts in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs with a professional placement in Development and Alumni Relations.

Gabriela Madrid

Gabriela Madrid

Gabriela is a second year fellow pursuing her Master of Public Health in Community Oriented Primary Care with a professional placement at The Cisneros Institute.

Helen Christy Powell

Helen Christy Powell

Helen Christy is a second year fellow pursuing a Master of Security Policy at the Elliott School with a professional placement at GW’s Program on Extremism.

Emily Somberg

Emily Somberg

Emily is a second year fellow pursuing her Master of Arts in Sociocultural Anthropology with a concentration in International Development and a focus on Ethnomusicology. This year she is placed with the Multicultural Student Services Center.

Ian Tang

Ian Tang

Ian is a second year fellow pursuing a Masters of Public Policy at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration with a professional placement in GW's Marketing & Creative Services office.

Class of 2020

Inigo Acosta

Inigo Acosta

Inigo is a first year fellow pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Sociocultural Anthropology in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences with a professional placement in the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Haley

Haley Gray

Haley is a first year fellow pursuing a Master of Accountancy degree in the School of Business with a professional placement in the Business Management and Analysis Group (BMAG).

Tereese

Tereese Smith

Tereese is a first year fellow pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration with a professional placement in the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service.

Camila

Camila Tapias

Camila is a first year fellow pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration with a professional placement in the Office of the President.

Kalpana

Kalpana Vissa

Kalpana is a first year fellow pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in the Milken Institute School of Public Health with a professional placement in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Clinical Research and Leadership.