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Civic Fellowship Program

The Civic Fellowship Program is a part of the broader University of Richmond Summer Fellowships Program.

The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) established the Burhans Civic Fellowship Program in 2005 to honor chaplain emeritus Dr. David Burhans. The program provides funding for continuing, degree-seeking undergraduate students completing otherwise unpaid, academically grounded summer internships in the nonprofit or government sectors in Richmond or elsewhere. It has grown from four fellows in its inaugural year to 17 fellows in summer 2016.

The CCE expanded its Civic Fellowship Program to include three additional programs: Lawrence C. Marsh, B'82, GB'94, inaugurated the Deborah L. Marsh Civic Fellowship program in 2009 in honor of the memory of his sister, community-service advocate and Meals on Wheels president Deborah L. Marsh. In 2013, F. Amanda DeBusk, Esq., W'78, launched the F. Amanda DeBusk Civic Fellowship. DeBusk is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she specializes in international-trade law.

In 2015, University of Richmond president Edward L. Ayers created the Abby Brown Ayers Civic Fellowship in honor of his wife, who is a devoted teacher, volunteer, and parent. This fellowship gives preference to a student whose internship focuses on issues related to early-childhood education, nutrition, or food justice.

A Civic Fellow completes between 320-400 hours at one internship site while simultaneously undertaking complementary academic work under the guidance of a faculty or qualified staff mentor. (Exceptions may be made in cases where an organization permits only shorter internships of between 240-319 hours, as is the case for some federal government internships.) Civic Fellows have secured internships locally, nationally, and internationally in the arts, education, the environment, human rights, community development, political advocacy, public health, criminal justice, international diplomacy, and other areas.

A selection committee chooses fellows from a pool of competitive applicants, giving consideration to the quality of the proposed internship, the benefit of the internship project to the organization and community, and the strength of the connection between the internship and the applicant's academic studies and career goals. Completed applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., April 3, 2017. Civic Fellowship recipients will attend an orientation and dinner from 5-7 p.m., Monday, April 17, and will make presentations on their summer experiences at a Civic Fellows Symposium in the fall. The fellowship provides up to $4,000 for the student and $1,000 for the student's academic mentor on the project.

To learn more about the Civic Fellowship Program, attend the Civic Fellowship mini-symposium and information session from 5-6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, THC 348. Two 2016 Civic Fellows will present on their summer experiences, followed by a Q&A and info session.

Current and Past Recipients

2017

Isabella Brafman, '18, political science
Ayers Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Tracy Roof, political science
Internship: Fair Food Network, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Javier De Anda Cordero, '19, business administration
DeBusk Civic Fellow
Advisor: Professor George Hiller, J.D., international business
Internship: New Mexico Trade and Higher Education Center of Mexico City, Mexico City, Mexico

Jeremy Etelson, '18, politics, philosophy, economics, and law (PPEL)
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Andrea Simpson, political science
Internship: Embassy of Israel, Washington, D.C.

Tomi Jegede, '18, health care studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: The Small Things, Nkoaranga, Tanzania

Evelyn Jeong, '19, geography
Burhans Civic Fellow funded by the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Todd Lookingbill, geography, the environment, and biology
Internship: City of Richmond Planning and Development Review, Richmond, Va.

Michael Johnson, '19, leadership studies and politics, philosophy, economics, and law (PPEL)
Burhans Civic Fellow funded by the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Tom Shields, education and graduate education
Internship: Virginia Governor's Children's Cabinet, Richmond, Va.

Ellie Masson, '18, poltical science
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Bowie, political science
Internship: Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, Burlington, Va.

Tori Noles, '18, health care studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Dan Palazzolo, political science
Internship: Virginia Governor's Fellowship, Richmond, Va.

Tim Park, '18, health care studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Professor George Hiller, J.D., international business
Internship: The Health Wagon, Wise, Va.

Rocio Posada-Castaneda, '19, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies (LAIS) and health care studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Peruvian Hearts, Cusco, Peru

Marshea Robinson, '18, health care studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Camden Coalition of Health Care Providers, Camden, N.J.

Miranda Rosenblum, '18, American studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Glyn Hughes, sociology
Internship: Equality Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Annika Sampedro, '19, Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies (LAIS) and international studies
Burhans Civic Fellow funded by the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, geography, environmental studies, and international studies
Internship: Sacred Heart Center, Richmond, Va.

Natasha Shannon, '18, international studies and anthropology
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rania Sweis, anthropology and international studies
Internship: ReEstablish Richmond, Richmond, Va.

Chiara Solitario, '18, health care studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Danville Regional Fund, Danville, Va.

2016

Jackie Arnold, '17, criminal justice and political science
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Professor Michelle Welch, law
Internship: Public Defender's Office, Charlottesville, Va.

Olivia Barnum, '18, biology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Hospital Universitario Hernandez Vera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Costas Beauclair-Kolomtsas, '17, international studies: world politics and diplomacy
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Joireman, political science
Internship: Office of Mayor Karin Tome, Brunswick, Md.

Dominique Brown, '17, American studies
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Patricia Herrera, theatre
Internship: The Valentine Museum, Richmond, Va.

Claire Comey, '19, undeclared
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Office of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Washington, D.C.

Ashley James, '18, environmental studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Malcolm Hill, biology
Internship: James River Association, Richmond, Va.

Byongho Lee, '18, political science
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Richard Dagger, political science
Internship: Storefront for Community Design, Richmond, Va.

Jabari Lucas, '18, undeclared
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Monti Datta, political science
Internship: Richmond City Justice Center, Richmond, Va.

Ren Mitchell, '17, political science
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Jan French, anthropology
Internship: Pathways, Petersburg, Va.

Maggie Moroney, '17, political science
DeBusk Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Joireman, political science
Internship: U.S. Embassy in Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia

Claudia Partida, '18, biology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Steven Thompson, business management
Internship: Esperenza International, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Chelsea Piserchia, '18, undeclared
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Kristine Grayson, biology
Internship: Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health Systems, Morristown, N.J.

Melisa Quiroga-Herrera, '18, biology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Hospital Universitario Hernandez Vera, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Sara Rikalo, '17, international studies: world politics and diplomacy, history
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Steve Bisese, student development
Internship: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Residence Life, Fairbanks, Alaska

Julia Rivara, '17, international studies: world politics and diplomacy; Latin American, Latino, and Iberian studies
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Ransom, sociology and anthropology
Internship: Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Va.

Natalie Somerville, '17, international studies: world politics and diplomacy, French
Ayers Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Todd Lookingbill, geography and the environment
Internship: James River Park System, Richmond, Va.

Alexa Williams, '17, environmental studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, geography, environmental studies, and international studies
Internship: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Richmond, Va.

2015

Aaron Brown, '16, English
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Professor Cheryl Pallant, dance
Internship: Dogtown Dance Theatre, Richmond, Va.
Watch the presentation

Alexis Caldwell, '16, biochemistry and molecular biology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Carrie Wu, biology
Internship: Genetic Alliance, Washington, D.C.
Watch the Presentation

Brenden Carol, '17, philosophy, politics, economics, and law (PPEL)
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Joireman, political science
Internship: Congressional Management Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Cassandra Ceballos, '17, sociology
Ayers Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Ransom, sociology
Internship: Community Food and Justice Coalition, Oakland, Calif.
Watch the presentation

Amelia Clark, '16, healthcare studies, French
DeBusk Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland
Watch the presentation

Aisha Farooq, '17, healthcare studies; philosophy, politics, economics, and law (PPEL)
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Monti Datta, political science
Internship: Arlington Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, Arlington, Va.
Watch the presentation

Rachel Gilbert, '16, biochemistry and molecular biology, healthcare studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Faison School for Autism, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Alexander Krass, '16, environmental studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, geography, environmental studies, and international studies
Internship: Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Richmond, Va.
Watch the presentation

KyungSun Lee, '16, social entrepreneurship
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: United Virginia Education Fund, Richmond, Va.
Watch the presentation

Sharon Lim, '16, political science, American studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, poltical science
Internship: Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, Richmond, Va.
Watch the presentation

Hanna Moreland, '16, biology
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Clinica San Juan de Dios, Cusco, Peru
Watch the Presentation

Kristin Neil, '16, sociology, Spanish
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Jan French, anthropology
Internship: Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Tori Noles, '18, chemistry, leadership studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Scott Johnson, communication studies
Internship: Restore International, San Diego, Calif.
Watch the Presentation

Emily Onufer, '17, environmental studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. David Kitchen, climate change and environment
Internship: Te Ipukarea Society, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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Molly Rossi, '16, cross-cultural communications
DeBusk Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jan French, anthropology
Internship: Smithsonian Institution Museums, Washington, D.C.
Watch the presentation

Emily Smith, '16, healthcare and society
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Office of U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper, Washington, D.C.
Watch the Presentation

Emma Terwilliger, '16, political science
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Voices for Virginia's Children, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Christian Voto, '16, biochemistry
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Professor George Hiller, international business
Internship: The Health Wagon, Wise, Va.
Watch the presentation

2014

Abigail (Abbey) Beichler, '15, sociology and criminal justice
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Laine Briddell, sociology
Internship: Baltimore City Office of the Public Defender, Juvenile Division, in Baltimore, Md.

Brenden Carol, '17, undeclared major
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Ernest McGowen, political science
Internship: Ignite NC in Durham, N.C.
Watch the presentation


Mary (Charlsey) Graham, '15, healthcare and society
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, in Louisville, Ky.
Watch the presentation

Stella Han, '15, international economics
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. David Salisbury, geography, environmental studies, and international studies
Internship: United States Agency for International Development at the National University of Ucayali in Pucallpa, Peru
Watch the presentation

Rand Irons, '15, poltical science
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Storefront for Community Design, both in Richmond, Va.
Watch the presentation

Chan Mee (Sharon) Lim, '16, political science and rhetoric and communication
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Richmond Public Schools, Office of School-Community Partnerships, in Richmond, Va.

Anna Sangree, December '14, geography and environmental studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Shalom Farms in Goochland, VA, and Renew Richmond in Richmond, Va.
Watch the presentation

Fatma (Mel) Shuaipi, '15, business administration with a concentration in international business
DeBusk Civic Fellow
Advisor: Shital Thekdi, management
Internship: Community Enterprise Solutions in El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Richmond Times-Dispatch article
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Jenni (Jen) Swegan, '15, English
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Tom Bonfiglio, comparative literature and linguistics
Internship: Shalom Farms in Goochland, VA, and Richmond Regional Planning District Commission in Richmond, Va.

Emily Whitted, '15, English
Burhans Civic Fellow with funding from the Suhor-Graham Foundation
Advisor: Dr. Mavis Brown, education
Internship: The Steward School, Bryan Innovation Lab, Richmond, Va.

2013

Xavier Bonifaz, '15, business administration and international economics

Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Pollack, management
Internship: IDBI Microfinance, Baroda, India
Watch the Presentation

Melissa Diamond, '15, interdisciplinary studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Professor Tom Mullen, journalism
Internship: Hammer, Wayzata, Minn.

Miki Doan, '14, business administration with an economics concentration
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Wight, economics
Internship: AMIT Community Development Association, Lusaka, Zambia
Watch the Presentation

Brian Guay, '14, psychology and political science
DeBusk Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Concord Coalition, Arlington, Va.
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Shaleetta Hicks, '14, interdisciplinary studies
Burhans Civic Fellow and Chaplaincy Fellow, funded by a Suhor-Graham Foundation grant
Advisor: Dr. Crystal Hoyt, leadership studies
Internship: Richmond City Health District, Richmond, Va.

Jasmine Jones, '14, American studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Jan French, sociology and anthropology
Internship: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Dillon Massey, '15, geography and the environment and independent studies with a Latin American concentration
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. David Salisbury, geography and the environment
Internship: USAID/Peru at the U.S. Embassy, Lima, Peru
Watch the Presentation

Wesley Meredith, '15, psychology and religious studies
Burhans Civic Fellow, funded by a Suhor-Graham Foundation grant
Advisor: Dr. Cindy Bukach, psychology
Internship: The Virginia Home, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Kevin Perry, L '14, law
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Volenik, law
Internship: Fredericksburg Public Defender's Office, Fredericksburg, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Dheer Shah, '15, business administration and economics
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Pollack, management
Internship: IDBI Microfinance, Baroda, India
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Mel Shuaipi, '15, business administration
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Dr. Monti Datta, political science
Internship: Esperanza International, Dominican Republic
Richmond Times-Dispatch article

Aidan Sullivan, '15, business administration with a finance concentration
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Craig Kocher, Chaplaincy
Internship: Mission Possible, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Azmain Taz, '16, biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry
Burhans Civic Fellow
Advisor: Dr. Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Watch the Presentation

2012

Jah Akande, '13, political science
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Andrea Simpson, political science
Internship: Office of Delegate Joseph Morrissey, the Virginia General Assembly, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Shir Bodner, '12, international studies with a Middle East concentration
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: David Brandenberger, history
Internship: Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Kerry Boland, '14, English
Marsh Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Thomas Shields, graduate education
Internship: Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Richmond, Va.
Watch the Presentation

Peter CampoBasso, '14, leadership studies
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Nathan Snaza, English
Internship: Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) at the Promise Academy Elementary School, Washington, D.C.
Watch the Presentation

Mary Hampton Elam, '14, leadership studies and psychology
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Bedelia Richards, sociology
Internship: Step Ahead Integrated Community Development Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
Watch the Presentation

Daniel Fairley II, '13, psychology
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Laine Briddell, sociology and criminal justice
Internship: United States Marshals Service in the Office of Internal Investigations, Arlington, Va.
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LaShonda Hanna, '13, interdisciplinary studies with a public health concentration
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Internship: Rubicon, Richmond, Va.
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Diego Leal, '15, interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in international studies and social justice
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: David Salisbury, geography and environmental studies
Internship: Centro de Investigación de Fronteras Amazónicas (CIFA) of the Universidad Nacional de Ucayali, Pucallpa, Peru
Watch the Presentation

Amanda Lineberry, '14, American studies and political science
Burhans Civic Fellowship, supported by a Suhor-Graham Foundation grant
Advisor: Amy Howard, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement
Internship: Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton, Richmond, Va.
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Keon Monroe, '13, environmental studies and journalism
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Samuel Abrash, chemistry
Internship: National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
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Ron Pritchett, '13, sociology
Burhans Civic Fellowship, supported by a Suhor-Graham Foundation grant
Advisor: Bedelia Richards, sociology
Internship: Higher Achievement at Henderson Middle School, Richmond, Va.
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Rachel Ringgold, '13, English
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Tammy Milby, education
Internship: Mighty Writers, Philadelphia, Pa.
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Sherzel Smith, '13, interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in health care policy and public health
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Ghana Public Health Internship Programme through the Abusua Foundation's Abusua Community Internship and Placement Programme (ACIPP), Cape Coast, Ghana
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Mariah Williams, '14, sociology
Burhans Civic Fellowship
Advisor: Catherine Bagwell, psychology, and Rick Mayes, political science
Internship: Bloomingdale Family Program, New York City, N.Y.
Watch the Presentation

2011

Nikki Cannavo, '13, leadership studies
Burhans Civic Fellow, funded by a Suhor-Graham Foundation grant
American Red Cross, Greater Richmond Regional Headquarters, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Douglas Hicks, leadership studies and religion
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Shelby Longland, '13, French and linguistics
Burhans Civic Fellow
International Institute of New England, Manchester, N.H.
Advisor: Nuray Grove, ESL services

Caitlin Manak, '12, leadership studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Higher Achievement, Washington, D.C.
Advisor: Jennifer Erkulwater, political science
Watch the Presentation

Randi Mansell, sophomore, leadership studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
Communities in Schools, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Thaddeus Williamson, leadership studies
Watch the Presentation

Alex Purdy, '12, geography and international studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Green Map, New York, N.Y.
Advisor: David Salisbury, geography and the environment
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Katherine Schmidt, '12, American studies
Burhans Civic Fellow, funded by a Suhor-Graham Foundation grant
Art 180, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Catherine Bagwell, psychology
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Jessica Workman, '12, psychology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Wilson Police Department Victim Assistance Program, Wilson, N.C.
Advisor: Laine Briddell, sociology and criminal justice
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Jun Xie, '12, accounting
Burhans Civic Fellow
United Virginia and Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Raymond Slaughter, accounting
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Mike Yeomans, '12, philosophy
Burhans Civic Fellow
Friends of the Children New York, New York, N.Y.
Advisor: Ladelle McWhorter, philosophy and women's studies
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2010

"Summer internships offer range of experiences for Civic Fellows" - Article

Katherine Blanchard, junior, sociology and women, gender and sexuality studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Voices for Virginia's Children, Richmond, Va.
Advisor:  Christine Mowery, sociology
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Terrence Daly, junior, international studies (focus on Africa)
Burhans Civic Fellow
Blantyre Synod Development Commission, Blantyre, Malawi
Advisor: Joseph Obi, sociology
Watch the Presentation

Jeffrey Hunt, sophomore, leadership studies and economics
Burhans Civic Fellow
Virginia Organizing Project, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Thaddeus Williamson, leadership studies
Watch the Presentation

Ann Jarboe, sophomore, psychology and women, gender and sexuality studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County, Rogers, Ark.
Advisor: Melissa Ooten, women, gender and sexuality studies

Grace Leonard, sophomore, anthropology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Jan French, anthropology

Sarah Levinn
, junior, religion and history
Burhans Civic Fellow
First Freedom Center, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Douglas Hicks, leadership studies and religion
Watch the Presentation

Gabrielle Misiewicz, junior, interdisciplinary studies (focus on African diaspora) and women, gender and sexuality studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project, Washington, D.C.
Advisor: Andrew McGraw, music
Watch the Presentation

Nina Mondelli, junior, business administration (focus on entrepreneurship) and studio art
Burhans Civic Fellow
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Jeffrey Pollack, business management
For the final project for her fellowship, Nina created a documentary on the history of CHAT.

John Stafford, junior, chemistry (focus on pre-health)
Marsh Civic Fellow
CrossOver Ministry, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Rick Mayes, political science
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Matthew Wentworth, junior, business management (focus on entrepreneurship and marketing)
Burhans Civic Fellow
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Jeffrey Pollack, business management
Watch the Presentation

2009

Guillermo Avellan, senior (expected graduation December 2009), economics
Burhans Civic Fellow
Inter-American Development Bank, Ecuador and Washington, D.C.
Advisor: Jonathan Wight, economics and international studies

Constance Clay, sophomore, African-American studies and sociology
Burhans Civic Fellow
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Bertram Ashe, English and American studies
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Anne Tyler Feldmann, sophomore, leadership studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Roanoke, Va.
Advisor: Douglas Hicks, leadership studies and religion
Watch the Presentation

Cloe Franko, junior, geography and environmental studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Educational Network for Global and Grassroots Exchange (ENGAGE), eastern Kentucky and Spartanburg, S.C.
Advisor: Karl Bren, urban studies
Watch the Presentation

Jenna Garber, junior, leadership studies
Marsh Civic Fellow
International Hospital for Children, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Thad Williamson, leadership studies
Watch the Presentation

Lucas Hakkenberg, first-year student, undeclared
Burhans Civic Fellow
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Kevin Kuswa, rhetoric and communications studies
Watch the Presentation

Kelly McDaniel, junior, biology and interdisciplinary studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Fan Free Clinic, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Rick Mayes, political science

Kendall Paine, junior, leadership studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
City of Richmond Hispanic Liaison Office, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Angel Otero-Blanco, Latin American and Iberian studies
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Michael Rogers, sophomore, urban studies
Burhans Civic Fellow
Partnership for Smarter Growth, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Thad Williamson, leadership studies
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Sherry Sun, sophomore, accounting
Burhans Civic Fellow
Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Valaria Vendrzyk, accounting
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Carly Vendegna-Ramirez, junior, geography
Burhans Civic Fellow
Growing Power, Chicago, Il.
Advisor: Elizabeth Ransom, sociology
Watch the Presentation

Geoff Weathersby, first-year student, undeclared
Burhans Civic Fellow
Philly LiveArts, Philadelphia, Pa.
Advisor: David Howson, interim director, Modlin Center for the Arts
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2008

Daniel Harawa, junior, sociology and American studies
Virginia Victim Assistance Academy, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Joan Neff, sociology and criminal justice

Vladimir Hruda, junior, mathematical economics
Highland Support Project, Richmond, Va., and Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Advisor: Jonathan Wight, economics and international studies

Kendra Lahue, junior, political science
Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights, Washington, D.C.
Advisor: Dan Palazzolo, political science

Ashlee Murphy, sophomore, sociology
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Scott Johnson, rhetoric and communication studies

Ellis Pepper, first-year law student, environmental law
U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division, Alexandria, Va.
Advisor: Henry L. Chambers Jr., law

Kate Simma, junior, political science
Mil Solidarios, Asunción, Paraguay
Advisor: Thad Williamson, leadership studies

Eric VanEpps, sophomore, psychology and leadership studies
Mosaic Community Development, Omaha, Neb.
Advisor: Jeni Burnette, psychology

Behnaz Varamini, sophomore, Spanish and international studies
International Hospital for Children, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Catherine Simpson, Latin American and Iberian studies

Karyn Wong, freshman, accounting and business administration
Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Valaria Vendrzyk, accounting

2007

Kristin Hurley, junior, rhetoric and communication studies
Henrico County Victim/Witness Assistance Program, Commonwealth’s Attorneys Office, Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Angela Swanson, rhetoric and communication studies

Jason Levinn, junior, environmental studies and leadership studies
Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN), Richmond, Va.
Advisor: Steve Nash, journalism

Brendan Regan, junior, psychology and Latin American and Iberian studies
Chester County 4-H Program of Pennsylvania and COSECHA (Cultivating Community), Toughkenamon, Pa.
Advisor: Aurora Hermida-Ruiz, Latin American and Iberian studies

Mariela Rich, junior, environmental studies
Sustainable Communities Network, Lexington, Ky.
Advisor: Mary Finley-Brook, geography